1972 Boston Red Sox Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 85-70
Finished 2nd in the AL's East Division
Attendance: 1,423,484, Avg. 19,236
Ballpark: Fenway Park II
Manager: Eddie Kasko (85-70)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
1972 Boston Red Sox Statistics
1972 Boston Red Sox Roster

The Boston Red Sox of the American League ended the 1972 season with a record of 85 wins and 70 losses, finishing second in the AL's East Division.

The Red Sox led the league with 640 runs, ignited by 124 home runs. Boston allowed 620 runs. Carlton Fisk paced the team with 22 home runs, while Rico Petrocelli and Reggie Smith walloped 20 or more, too. Rico Petrocelli accounted for 75 RBI. Carlton Fisk topped all regular hitters by hitting .293. Marty Pattin paced the squad with 17 wins, plus Luis Tiant, too added 15 or more wins, too Luis Tiant recorded a 1.91 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Eddie Kasko coached the team.

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Regular Season Runs For: 640
Regular Season Runs Against: 620

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 15, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
April 17, 1972 Cleveland Indians 4 at Boston Red Sox 0 L 0-1 0-1 0-2
April 18, 1972 Cleveland Indians 2 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 1-1 0-1 1-2
April 19, 1972 Cleveland Indians 3 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 1-2 0-1 1-3
April 21, 1972 New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 2-2 0-1 2-3
April 22, 1972 New York Yankees 7 at Boston Red Sox 11 W 3-2 0-1 3-3
April 25, 1972 Boston Red Sox 0 at Minnesota Twins 12 L 3-2 0-2 3-4
April 26, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Minnesota Twins 3 L 3-2 0-3 3-5
April 28, 1972 Boston Red Sox 6 at Texas Rangers 9 L 3-2 0-4 3-6
April 29, 1972 Boston Red Sox 6 at Texas Rangers 7 L 3-2 0-5 3-7
April 30, 1972 Boston Red Sox 3 at Texas Rangers 0 W 3-2 1-5 4-7
May 5, 1972 Minnesota Twins 5 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 3-3 1-5 4-8
May 6, 1972 Minnesota Twins 3 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 3-4 1-5 4-9
May 7, 1972 Minnesota Twins 8 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 3-5 1-5 4-10
May 9, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at California Angels 3 W 3-5 2-5 5-10
May 10, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at California Angels 5 L 3-5 2-6 5-11
May 11, 1972 Boston Red Sox 8 at California Angels 1 W 3-5 3-6 6-11
May 12, 1972 Boston Red Sox 7 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 3-5 4-6 7-11
May 13, 1972 Boston Red Sox 9 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 3-5 5-6 8-11
May 14, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Oakland Athletics 6 L 3-5 5-7 8-12
May 16, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 3-5 6-7 9-12
May 17, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 4 L 3-5 6-8 9-13
May 18, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 7 L 3-5 6-9 9-14
May 19, 1972 Boston Red Sox 0 at New York Yankees 6 L 3-5 6-10 9-15
May 21, 1972 Boston Red Sox 3 at New York Yankees 6 L 3-5 6-11 9-16
May 21, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at New York Yankees 3 L 3-5 6-12 9-17
May 23, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 4-5 6-12 10-17
May 24, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 4 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 4-6 6-12 10-18
May 25, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 5-6 6-12 11-18
May 26, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 6-6 6-12 12-18
May 27, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Boston Red Sox 9 W 7-6 6-12 13-18
May 28, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 8-6 6-12 14-18
May 29, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 11 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 8-7 6-12 14-19
May 30, 1972 Boston Red Sox 6 at Baltimore Orioles 0 W 8-7 7-12 15-19
June 1, 1972 Boston Red Sox 7 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 8-7 8-12 16-19
June 2, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 9 L 8-7 8-13 16-20
June 3, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 10 L 8-7 8-14 16-21
June 4, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Kansas City Royals 0 W 8-7 9-14 17-21
June 4, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Kansas City Royals 7 L 8-7 9-15 17-22
June 6, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Chicago White Sox 0 W 8-7 10-15 18-22
June 7, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Chicago White Sox 2 L 8-7 10-16 18-23
June 9, 1972 California Angels 5 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 9-7 10-16 19-23
June 10, 1972 California Angels 7 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 9-8 10-16 19-24
June 11, 1972 California Angels 4 at Boston Red Sox 8 W 10-8 10-16 20-24
June 13, 1972 Kansas City Royals 4 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 10-9 10-16 20-25
June 14, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Boston Red Sox 11 W 11-9 10-16 21-25
June 15, 1972 Kansas City Royals 13 at Boston Red Sox 9 L 11-10 10-16 21-26
June 17, 1972 Chicago White Sox 5 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 11-11 10-16 21-27
June 17, 1972 Chicago White Sox 8 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 12-11 10-16 22-27
June 18, 1972 Chicago White Sox 8 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 12-12 10-16 22-28
June 19, 1972 Texas Rangers 0 at Boston Red Sox 12 W 13-12 10-16 23-28
June 20, 1972 Texas Rangers 5 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 13-13 10-16 23-29
June 21, 1972 Texas Rangers 9 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 14-13 10-16 24-29
June 23, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 8 L 14-13 10-17 24-30
June 24, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 5 L 14-13 10-18 24-31
June 25, 1972 Boston Red Sox 8 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 14-13 11-18 25-31
June 25, 1972 Boston Red Sox 0 at Milwaukee Brewers 2 L 14-13 11-19 25-32
June 26, 1972 Boston Red Sox 3 at Cleveland Indians 7 L 14-13 11-20 25-33
June 27, 1972 Boston Red Sox 8 at Cleveland Indians 2 W 14-13 12-20 26-33
June 28, 1972 Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 15-13 12-20 27-33
June 29, 1972 Detroit Tigers 8 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 15-14 12-20 27-34
July 1, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 16-14 12-20 28-34
July 2, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Boston Red Sox 15 W 17-14 12-20 29-34
July 2, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 2 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 18-14 12-20 30-34
July 3, 1972 Minnesota Twins 2 at Boston Red Sox 8 W 19-14 12-20 31-34
July 4, 1972 Minnesota Twins 0 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 20-14 12-20 32-34
July 5, 1972 Minnesota Twins 0 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 21-14 12-20 33-34
July 7, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at California Angels 3 W 21-14 13-20 34-34
July 8, 1972 Boston Red Sox 3 at California Angels 4 L 21-14 13-21 34-35
July 9, 1972 Boston Red Sox 0 at California Angels 3 L 21-14 13-22 34-36
July 10, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Oakland Athletics 2 W 21-14 14-22 35-36
July 11, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Oakland Athletics 0 W 21-14 15-22 36-36
July 12, 1972 Boston Red Sox 7 at Oakland Athletics 6 W 21-14 16-22 37-36
July 13, 1972 Boston Red Sox 0 at Minnesota Twins 10 L 21-14 16-23 37-37
July 14, 1972 Boston Red Sox 6 at Minnesota Twins 7 L 21-14 16-24 37-38
July 15, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Minnesota Twins 7 L 21-14 16-25 37-39
July 16, 1972 Boston Red Sox 6 at Minnesota Twins 1 W 21-14 17-25 38-39
July 17, 1972 California Angels 1 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 22-14 17-25 39-39
July 18, 1972 California Angels 1 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 23-14 17-25 40-39
July 19, 1972 California Angels 2 at Boston Red Sox 8 W 24-14 17-25 41-39
July 20, 1972 Oakland Athletics 1 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 25-14 17-25 42-39
July 20, 1972 Oakland Athletics 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 26-14 17-25 43-39
July 21, 1972 Oakland Athletics 4 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 27-14 17-25 44-39
July 22, 1972 Oakland Athletics 5 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 27-15 17-25 44-40
July 22, 1972 Oakland Athletics 0 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 28-15 17-25 45-40
July 23, 1972 Oakland Athletics 6 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 28-16 17-25 45-41
July 27, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at New York Yankees 6 L 28-16 17-26 45-42
July 28, 1972 Boston Red Sox 6 at New York Yankees 5 W 28-16 18-26 46-42
July 28, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at New York Yankees 3 L 28-16 18-27 46-43
July 29, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at New York Yankees 8 L 28-16 18-28 46-44
July 30, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 28-16 19-28 47-44
July 30, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 7 L 28-16 19-29 47-45
July 31, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 28-16 19-30 47-46
August 1, 1972 New York Yankees 10 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 28-17 19-30 47-47
August 2, 1972 New York Yankees 5 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 28-18 19-30 47-48
August 2, 1972 New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 29-18 19-30 48-48
August 3, 1972 New York Yankees 2 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 30-18 19-30 49-48
August 4, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 0 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 31-18 19-30 50-48
August 5, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 3 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 32-18 19-30 51-48
August 6, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 11 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 32-19 19-30 51-49
August 7, 1972 Cleveland Indians 6 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 32-20 19-30 51-50
August 8, 1972 Cleveland Indians 1 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 33-20 19-30 52-50
August 9, 1972 Cleveland Indians 2 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 34-20 19-30 53-50
August 11, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Baltimore Orioles 2 L 34-20 19-31 53-51
August 12, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Baltimore Orioles 3 L 34-20 19-32 53-52
August 12, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Baltimore Orioles 3 W 34-20 20-32 54-52
August 13, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Baltimore Orioles 8 L 34-20 20-33 54-53
August 15, 1972 Boston Red Sox 3 at Texas Rangers 0 W 34-20 21-33 55-53
August 16, 1972 Boston Red Sox 8 at Texas Rangers 9 L 34-20 21-34 55-54
August 17, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Texas Rangers 3 W 34-20 22-34 56-54
August 18, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Chicago White Sox 8 L 34-20 22-35 56-55
August 19, 1972 Boston Red Sox 3 at Chicago White Sox 0 W 34-20 23-35 57-55
August 20, 1972 Boston Red Sox 7 at Chicago White Sox 9 L 34-20 23-36 57-56
August 20, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Chicago White Sox 4 W 34-20 24-36 58-56
August 22, 1972 Boston Red Sox 10 at Kansas City Royals 7 W 34-20 25-36 59-56
August 23, 1972 Boston Red Sox 0 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 34-20 25-37 59-57
August 25, 1972 Texas Rangers 0 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 35-20 25-37 60-57
August 26, 1972 Texas Rangers 6 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 36-20 25-37 61-57
August 27, 1972 Texas Rangers 3 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 37-20 25-37 62-57
August 28, 1972 Chicago White Sox 6 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 37-21 25-37 62-58
August 29, 1972 Chicago White Sox 0 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 38-21 25-37 63-58
August 30, 1972 Chicago White Sox 2 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 39-21 25-37 64-58
September 1, 1972 Kansas City Royals 0 at Boston Red Sox 1 W 40-21 25-37 65-58
September 2, 1972 Kansas City Royals 3 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 41-21 25-37 66-58
September 4, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 6 L 41-21 25-38 66-59
September 4, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 0 W 41-21 26-38 67-59
September 5, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 W 41-21 27-38 68-59
September 6, 1972 New York Yankees 0 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 42-21 27-38 69-59
September 7, 1972 New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 43-21 27-38 70-59
September 8, 1972 New York Yankees 2 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 44-21 27-38 71-59
September 9, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 44-21 27-39 71-60
September 10, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Cleveland Indians 1 W 44-21 28-39 72-60
September 10, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at Cleveland Indians 0 W 44-21 29-39 73-60
September 11, 1972 Boston Red Sox 5 at Cleveland Indians 6 L 44-21 29-40 73-61
September 12, 1972 Boston Red Sox 2 at New York Yankees 3 L 44-21 29-41 73-62
September 13, 1972 Boston Red Sox 7 at New York Yankees 2 W 44-21 30-41 74-62
September 15, 1972 Cleveland Indians 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 45-21 30-41 75-62
September 16, 1972 Cleveland Indians 0 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 46-21 30-41 76-62
September 17, 1972 Cleveland Indians 9 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 46-22 30-41 76-63
September 18, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 5 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 46-23 30-41 76-64
September 20, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Boston Red Sox 9 W 47-23 30-41 77-64
September 20, 1972 Baltimore Orioles 0 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 48-23 30-41 78-64
September 21, 1972 Detroit Tigers 10 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 48-24 30-41 78-65
September 22, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 49-24 30-41 79-65
September 23, 1972 Detroit Tigers 7 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 49-25 30-41 79-66
September 24, 1972 Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 50-25 30-41 80-66
September 26, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 6 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 50-26 30-41 80-67
September 27, 1972 Milwaukee Brewers 5 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 51-26 30-41 81-67
September 28, 1972 Kansas City Royals 1 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 52-26 30-41 82-67
September 29, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 52-26 31-41 83-67
September 30, 1972 Boston Red Sox 3 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 52-26 32-41 84-67
October 1, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Baltimore Orioles 2 L 52-26 32-42 84-68
October 2, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 52-26 32-43 84-69
October 3, 1972 Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 52-26 32-44 84-70
October 4, 1972 Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 1 W 52-26 33-44 85-70