video: Bogaerts 3-Run Home Run Powers Red Sox Past Blue Jays 10-7
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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The Red Sox improve to 92-66 on the season and maintain a three-game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.
Red Sox Break Game Open
With the game tied at four in the top of the third, the Red Sox offense exploded for five runs in the bottom of the inning to give the Red Sox a commanding lead.
Hanley Ramirez led off the inning with a home run to left field to put Boston up 5-4 before Mitch Moreland scored on a RBI single by Rafael Devers.
Bogaerts broke the game open with a three-run home run to left field to put Boston up 9-4.
Boston would add a run in the 7th inning to go up 10-4. They would hold on for the 10-7 win.
Porcello Wins, But Struggles
Rick Porcello picked up his 11th win of the season, but struggled.
Porcello allowed five runs, seven hits, and two walks while striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings.
A year after winning the AL Cy Young award, Porcello posted 11 wins and 17 losses on the season - the most losses of his career.
The Red Sox return to action on Thursday, September 28 when they host Houston at Fenway Park.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez against Houston’s Brad Peacock.
This is the final series of the regular season.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Xander Bogaerts just blasted HR No 10, probably the farthest he's hit a ball this year. 106 mph exit velo.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) September 28, 2017
Casey At The Bat
Casey at the Bat was written on August 14, 1863 on Chatham Street in Worcester by Ernest Thayer under the penname “Phineas.” The 150th anniversary of the poem is being celebrated in 2013.
First Perfect Game
The first perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball was pitched in Worcester, on June 12, 1880, by J. Lee Richmond for the Worcester Worcesters – also known at various times as the Brown Stockings and the Ruby Legs - versus the Cleveland Blues at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds, located in the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds near Elm Park. Worcester joined the National League in 1880, replacing the failed Syracuse Stars.
In Greater Worcester, there was a deep history of participation in Industrial League Baseball. Locally, teams included Norton Co., Town Talk Baking Co. and Whitin Machine Works (shown here).
Honorary NL Membership
Worcester’s National League team was suspended in 1882 and replaced by the Philadelphia Quakers, who later became the Philadelphia Phillies. Worcester maintains an honorary lifetime NL membership.
NE Collegiate Baseball
A New England Collegiate Baseball League team played in Leominster from 1995 to 1999. Called the Central Mass. Collegians, they won the NECBL Championship in both 1995 and 1996, and During the 1995 season, they played a game against the Cuban National Youth Team in Worcester.
The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012. Former Tornadoes emcee Dave Peterson is general manager of Worcester’s new team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise in the now-three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.The Dirt Dawgs’ 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. They finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18). The team is owned by prominent Leominster businessman John Morrison, who also founded, owns and operates Fosta-Tek Optics in Leominster.
Last month, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the formation of the Worcester Baseball franchise, which will play its first season next summer. The team is owned by the family that owns and operates Creedon and Co. The prominent Worcester catering service will be the food-and-beverage vendor at home games at Fitton Field, at the College of the Holy Cross. Through Octobert 25, Worcester Baseball is conducting a name-the-team competition.