This Day In History: 2000-09-16

September 16, 1975: Louis Tiant shuts out the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 as El Tiante outduels Baltimore ace Jim Palmer before a crowd of 34,724 at Fenway Park to increase the Red Sox lead in the American League East to 5.5 games; home runs by Rico Petrocelli and Carlton Fisk provide Luis with the needed runs and reduce Boston’s “magic number” to seven.

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