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Born: March 10, 1966; Midland, TX Height: 6'4" Weight: 210
Timlin picked up his first win of the season on Patriot's Day against the Yankees. He pitched 2/3 of an inning as the Sox came from behind to win.
On April 24 in New York, the Red Sox took the lead in the top of the twelfth. Timlin set the Yankees down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning for his only save of the year.
Mike pitched three perfect innings in Kansas City on June 6, as the Sox won 5-3. It was his longest outing as a member of the Red Sox.
He contributed to the Red Sox' hot streak in August. On the 22nd in Chicago he came on in the eighth with runners at second and third, one out, and a 6-5 lead. He got a foul popup and a fly out to end the inning. Two days later in Toronto, he was called in in the sixth with the bases loaded and no outs. He had two strikeouts and a groundout to get out of that jam and preserve a 5-3 Boston lead.
Timlin pitched two perfect innings to finish off Game 1 of the Division Series against Anaheim. In Game 2, he gave up a hit and recorded a strikeout, as he combined with Mike Myers and Keith Foulke to strike out the side in the eighth.
In Game 3 of the Division Series he gave up five runs, including a grand slam to Vladimir Guerrero, allowing the Angels to tie the game at 6. But back in the dugout, his teammates told him not to worry, they'd pick him up. David Ortiz did just that, hitting a walkoff home run in the tenth.
Mike pitched in five of the ALCS games against the Yankees, highlighted by 1 2/3 scoreless innings in a tie game in Game 5. He also threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings in the series-clinching Game 7.
Timlin appeared in three World Series games, including pitching a 1-2-3 eighth in the Sox' 4-1 Game 3 win.
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