Sept. 10, 1973

Sept. 10, 1973 The Red Sox remained mathematically alive in the American League East race, but their margin of error was thin as it could be. They headed to first-place Baltimore for a two-game set after the Detroit Tigers pushed them to the precipice with a 5-4 decision at Fenway Park. With 19 games remaining, they had to whittle down a 5½ Orioles lead. Adding a cruel little twist, Fenway was not their friend in this loss. Ike Brown, whose big-league career included 20 homers in 536 at bats, sliced a ball to right that grazed the ...

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