Baseball base

Sept. 22, 1988

Toronto Blue Jays lefty Mike Flanagan did the Red Sox no favors. The New Hampshire native stopped the Red Sox on four hits in eight innings, Duane Ward nailed it down in the ninth, and Toronto had a 1-0 victory.

It didn’t harm the first-place Red Sox very much. They had a four-game lead in the American League East with 10 games remaining.

But it did ruin Wes Gardner’s night. His record dropped to 8-5 after he allowed one run on four hits over his 6⅓ innings.

Jimy Williams’ Blue Jays rose to 8-2 against the Red Sox for the season.

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