1988 Boston Red Sox Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 89-73
Finished 1st in the AL's East Division
Attendance: 2,463,339, Avg. 31,182
Ballpark: Fenway Park II
Won Division
American League Championship Series - Lost to Oakland Athletics 4-0
Manager: John McNamara (43-42)
Manager: Joe Morgan (46-31)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
1988 Boston Red Sox Statistics
1988 Boston Red Sox Roster

The Boston Red Sox of the American League ended the 1988 season with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses, finishing first in the AL's East Division.

The Red Sox scored 813 runs, best in the league. Boston gave up 689 runs. Mike Greenwell led the team with 22 home runs, while Dwight Evans, Jim Rice and Ellis Burks each walloped 20 or more as well. Mike Greenwell accounted for 119 RBI. Wade Boggs paced all regular hitters by hitting .366. Roger Clemens and Bruce Hurst topped the squad with 18 wins each, and Roger Clemens recorded a 2.93 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

John McNamara and Joe Morgan coached the team. The 1988 Boston Red Sox qualified for the playoffs as a division winner.

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Regular Season Runs For: 813
Regular Season Runs Against: 689

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 4, 1988 Detroit Tigers 5 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
April 6, 1988 Detroit Tigers 5 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 1-1 0-0 1-1
April 7, 1988 Detroit Tigers 11 at Boston Red Sox 6 L 1-2 0-0 1-2
April 8, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Texas Rangers 0 W 1-2 1-0 2-2
April 9, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Texas Rangers 1 W 1-2 2-0 3-2
April 10, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Texas Rangers 4 L 1-2 2-1 3-3
April 12, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 2-2 2-1 4-3
April 13, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 3-2 2-1 5-3
April 14, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 0 at Boston Red Sox 2 W 4-2 2-1 6-3
April 15, 1988 Texas Rangers 3 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 4-3 2-1 6-4
April 16, 1988 Texas Rangers 2 at Boston Red Sox 0 L 4-4 2-1 6-5
April 17, 1988 Texas Rangers 2 at Boston Red Sox 15 W 5-4 2-1 7-5
April 18, 1988 Texas Rangers 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 6-4 2-1 8-5
April 19, 1988 Boston Red Sox 7 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 6-4 3-1 9-5
April 21, 1988 Boston Red Sox 12 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 6-4 4-1 10-5
April 24, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Milwaukee Brewers 0 W 6-4 5-1 11-5
April 25, 1988 Boston Red Sox 5 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 6-4 6-1 12-5
April 28, 1988 Boston Red Sox 0 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 6-4 6-2 12-6
April 29, 1988 Minnesota Twins 5 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 7-4 6-2 13-6
April 30, 1988 Minnesota Twins 3 at Boston Red Sox 8 W 8-4 6-2 14-6
May 1, 1988 Minnesota Twins 2 at Boston Red Sox 0 L 8-5 6-2 14-7
May 2, 1988 Kansas City Royals 2 at Boston Red Sox 0 L 8-6 6-2 14-8
May 3, 1988 Kansas City Royals 9 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 8-7 6-2 14-9
May 4, 1988 Chicago White Sox 6 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 8-8 6-2 14-10
May 5, 1988 Chicago White Sox 3 at Boston Red Sox 16 W 9-8 6-2 15-10
May 6, 1988 Boston Red Sox 0 at Minnesota Twins 5 L 9-8 6-3 15-11
May 7, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Minnesota Twins 5 L 9-8 6-4 15-12
May 8, 1988 Boston Red Sox 10 at Minnesota Twins 6 W 9-8 7-4 16-12
May 9, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 0 W 9-8 8-4 17-12
May 10, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 7 L 9-8 8-5 17-13
May 13, 1988 Seattle Mariners 8 at Boston Red Sox 14 W 10-8 8-5 18-13
May 14, 1988 Seattle Mariners 0 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 11-8 8-5 19-13
May 15, 1988 Seattle Mariners 11 at Boston Red Sox 7 L 11-9 8-5 19-14
May 16, 1988 Oakland Athletics 3 at Boston Red Sox 0 L 11-10 8-5 19-15
May 17, 1988 Oakland Athletics 12 at Boston Red Sox 7 L 11-11 8-5 19-16
May 18, 1988 Oakland Athletics 1 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 12-11 8-5 20-16
May 20, 1988 California Angels 4 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 12-12 8-5 20-17
May 21, 1988 California Angels 4 at Boston Red Sox 8 W 13-12 8-5 21-17
May 22, 1988 California Angels 4 at Boston Red Sox 12 W 14-12 8-5 22-17
May 23, 1988 Boston Red Sox 3 at Seattle Mariners 14 L 14-12 8-6 22-18
May 24, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Seattle Mariners 14 L 14-12 8-7 22-19
May 25, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Seattle Mariners 0 W 14-12 9-7 23-19
May 27, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 14-12 9-8 23-20
May 28, 1988 Boston Red Sox 5 at Oakland Athletics 7 L 14-12 9-9 23-21
May 29, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Oakland Athletics 5 L 14-12 9-10 23-22
May 30, 1988 Boston Red Sox 5 at California Angels 2 W 14-12 10-10 24-22
May 31, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at California Angels 3 W 14-12 11-10 25-22
June 2, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 5 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 14-13 11-10 25-23
June 3, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 6 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 14-14 11-10 25-24
June 4, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 10 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 14-15 11-10 25-25
June 5, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 12 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 14-16 11-10 25-26
June 6, 1988 Boston Red Sox 3 at New York Yankees 2 W 14-16 12-10 26-26
June 7, 1988 Boston Red Sox 3 at New York Yankees 4 L 14-16 12-11 26-27
June 8, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at New York Yankees 3 W 14-16 13-11 27-27
June 10, 1988 Boston Red Sox 0 at Toronto Blue Jays 3 L 14-16 13-12 27-28
June 11, 1988 Boston Red Sox 3 at Toronto Blue Jays 4 L 14-16 13-13 27-29
June 12, 1988 Boston Red Sox 8 at Toronto Blue Jays 2 W 14-16 14-13 28-29
June 13, 1988 New York Yankees 12 at Boston Red Sox 6 L 14-17 14-13 28-30
June 14, 1988 New York Yankees 3 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 15-17 14-13 29-30
June 15, 1988 New York Yankees 3 at Boston Red Sox 8 W 16-17 14-13 30-30
June 16, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Baltimore Orioles 8 L 16-17 14-14 30-31
June 17, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Baltimore Orioles 3 L 16-17 14-15 30-32
June 18, 1988 Boston Red Sox 5 at Baltimore Orioles 0 W 16-17 15-15 31-32
June 19, 1988 Boston Red Sox 15 at Baltimore Orioles 7 W 16-17 16-15 32-32
June 20, 1988 Boston Red Sox 14 at Cleveland Indians 7 W 16-17 17-15 33-32
June 21, 1988 Boston Red Sox 10 at Cleveland Indians 6 W 16-17 18-15 34-32
June 22, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Cleveland Indians 3 L 16-17 18-16 34-33
June 24, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 6 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 16-18 18-16 34-34
June 25, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 3 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 17-18 18-16 35-34
June 26, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 18-18 18-16 36-34
June 27, 1988 Cleveland Indians 5 at Boston Red Sox 9 W 19-18 18-16 37-34
June 28, 1988 Cleveland Indians 1 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 20-18 18-16 38-34
June 29, 1988 Cleveland Indians 1 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 21-18 18-16 39-34
July 1, 1988 Boston Red Sox 7 at Kansas City Royals 8 L 21-18 18-17 39-35
July 2, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 21-18 18-18 39-36
July 3, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Kansas City Royals 3 L 21-18 18-19 39-37
July 4, 1988 Boston Red Sox 9 at Kansas City Royals 2 W 21-18 19-19 40-37
July 5, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Minnesota Twins 6 L 21-18 19-20 40-38
July 6, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Minnesota Twins 8 L 21-18 19-21 40-39
July 7, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Minnesota Twins 3 W 21-18 20-21 41-39
July 8, 1988 Boston Red Sox 10 at Chicago White Sox 7 W 21-18 21-21 42-39
July 8, 1988 Boston Red Sox 5 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 21-18 21-22 42-40
July 9, 1988 Boston Red Sox 8 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 21-18 22-22 43-40
July 9, 1988 Boston Red Sox 7 at Chicago White Sox 8 L 21-18 22-23 43-41
July 10, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Chicago White Sox 4 L 21-18 22-24 43-42
July 15, 1988 Kansas City Royals 1 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 22-18 22-24 44-42
July 15, 1988 Kansas City Royals 4 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 23-18 22-24 45-42
July 16, 1988 Kansas City Royals 6 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 24-18 22-24 46-42
July 17, 1988 Kansas City Royals 8 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 25-18 22-24 47-42
July 18, 1988 Minnesota Twins 5 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 26-18 22-24 48-42
July 19, 1988 Minnesota Twins 0 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 27-18 22-24 49-42
July 20, 1988 Minnesota Twins 7 at Boston Red Sox 9 W 28-18 22-24 50-42
July 21, 1988 Chicago White Sox 1 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 29-18 22-24 51-42
July 22, 1988 Chicago White Sox 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 30-18 22-24 52-42
July 23, 1988 Chicago White Sox 5 at Boston Red Sox 11 W 31-18 22-24 53-42
July 24, 1988 Chicago White Sox 2 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 32-18 22-24 54-42
July 25, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Texas Rangers 0 W 32-18 23-24 55-42
July 26, 1988 Boston Red Sox 8 at Texas Rangers 9 L 32-18 23-25 55-43
July 27, 1988 Boston Red Sox 10 at Texas Rangers 7 W 32-18 24-25 56-43
July 29, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 33-18 24-25 57-43
July 29, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 34-18 24-25 58-43
July 30, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 2 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 35-18 24-25 59-43
July 31, 1988 Milwaukee Brewers 0 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 36-18 24-25 60-43
August 2, 1988 Texas Rangers 2 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 37-18 24-25 61-43
August 3, 1988 Texas Rangers 4 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 38-18 24-25 62-43
August 4, 1988 Boston Red Sox 6 at Detroit Tigers 11 L 38-18 24-26 62-44
August 5, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 38-18 24-27 62-45
August 5, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 38-18 24-28 62-46
August 6, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 38-18 24-29 62-47
August 7, 1988 Boston Red Sox 3 at Detroit Tigers 0 W 38-18 25-29 63-47
August 9, 1988 Boston Red Sox 5 at Milwaukee Brewers 1 W 38-18 26-29 64-47
August 9, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 L 38-18 26-30 64-48
August 10, 1988 Boston Red Sox 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 8 L 38-18 26-31 64-49
August 11, 1988 Boston Red Sox 0 at Milwaukee Brewers 4 L 38-18 26-32 64-50
August 12, 1988 Detroit Tigers 4 at Boston Red Sox 9 W 39-18 26-32 65-50
August 13, 1988 Detroit Tigers 4 at Boston Red Sox 16 W 40-18 26-32 66-50
August 14, 1988 Detroit Tigers 18 at Boston Red Sox 6 L 40-19 26-32 66-51
August 16, 1988 Seattle Mariners 7 at Boston Red Sox 0 L 40-20 26-32 66-52
August 17, 1988 Seattle Mariners 2 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 41-20 26-32 67-52
August 18, 1988 Seattle Mariners 6 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 41-21 26-32 67-53
August 19, 1988 Oakland Athletics 6 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 42-21 26-32 68-53
August 20, 1988 Oakland Athletics 5 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 43-21 26-32 69-53
August 21, 1988 Oakland Athletics 5 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 43-22 26-32 69-54
August 22, 1988 California Angels 2 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 44-22 26-32 70-54
August 23, 1988 California Angels 2 at Boston Red Sox 10 W 45-22 26-32 71-54
August 24, 1988 California Angels 4 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 45-23 26-32 71-55
August 26, 1988 Boston Red Sox 5 at Seattle Mariners 3 W 45-23 27-32 72-55
August 27, 1988 Boston Red Sox 6 at Seattle Mariners 8 L 45-23 27-33 72-56
August 28, 1988 Boston Red Sox 7 at Seattle Mariners 2 W 45-23 28-33 73-56
August 29, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Oakland Athletics 3 L 45-23 28-34 73-57
August 30, 1988 Boston Red Sox 0 at Oakland Athletics 1 L 45-23 28-35 73-58
August 31, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Oakland Athletics 7 L 45-23 28-36 73-59
September 1, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at California Angels 2 W 45-23 29-36 74-59
September 2, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at California Angels 3 L 45-23 29-37 74-60
September 3, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at California Angels 2 L 45-23 29-38 74-61
September 4, 1988 Boston Red Sox 6 at California Angels 5 W 45-23 30-38 75-61
September 5, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 45-23 31-38 76-61
September 6, 1988 Boston Red Sox 6 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 45-23 32-38 77-61
September 7, 1988 Boston Red Sox 3 at Baltimore Orioles 4 L 45-23 32-39 77-62
September 9, 1988 Cleveland Indians 4 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 46-23 32-39 78-62
September 10, 1988 Cleveland Indians 0 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 47-23 32-39 79-62
September 11, 1988 Cleveland Indians 4 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 47-24 32-39 79-63
September 12, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 1 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 48-24 32-39 80-63
September 13, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 4 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 49-24 32-39 81-63
September 14, 1988 Baltimore Orioles 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 50-24 32-39 82-63
September 15, 1988 New York Yankees 5 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 50-25 32-39 82-64
September 16, 1988 New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 7 W 51-25 32-39 83-64
September 17, 1988 New York Yankees 1 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 52-25 32-39 84-64
September 18, 1988 New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 9 W 53-25 32-39 85-64
September 19, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at Toronto Blue Jays 5 L 53-25 32-40 85-65
September 20, 1988 Boston Red Sox 13 at Toronto Blue Jays 2 W 53-25 33-40 86-65
September 21, 1988 Boston Red Sox 0 at Toronto Blue Jays 1 L 53-25 33-41 86-66
September 23, 1988 Boston Red Sox 10 at New York Yankees 9 W 53-25 34-41 87-66
September 24, 1988 Boston Red Sox 4 at New York Yankees 5 L 53-25 34-42 87-67
September 25, 1988 Boston Red Sox 6 at New York Yankees 0 W 53-25 35-42 88-67
September 26, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 11 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 53-26 35-42 88-68
September 27, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 15 at Boston Red Sox 9 L 53-27 35-42 88-69
September 28, 1988 Toronto Blue Jays 1 at Boston Red Sox 0 L 53-28 35-42 88-70
September 29, 1988 Boston Red Sox 12 at Cleveland Indians 0 W 53-28 36-42 89-70
September 30, 1988 Boston Red Sox 2 at Cleveland Indians 4 L 53-28 36-43 89-71
October 1, 1988 Boston Red Sox 0 at Cleveland Indians 1 L 53-28 36-44 89-72
October 2, 1988 Boston Red Sox 5 at Cleveland Indians 6 L 53-28 36-45 89-73
October 5, 1988 Oakland Athletics 2 at Boston Red Sox 1 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
October 6, 1988 Oakland Athletics 4 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 0-2 0-0 0-2
October 8, 1988 Boston Red Sox 6 at Oakland Athletics 10 L 0-2 0-1 0-3
October 9, 1988 Boston Red Sox 1 at Oakland Athletics 4 L 0-2 0-2 0-4