This Day In History: 2000-08-31

August 31, 1980: The Red Sox defeat the Oakland A’s 5-1 behind the stellar pitching of Peabody’s John Tudor and an offense led by third baseman Glenn Hoffman’s two-run home run; a Fenway crowd of 32, 022 was on hand to watch reliever Bob Stanley notch his 12th save for the month of August, which still ranks as the most saves by a Red Sox closer in any month.

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