video: Holliday’s 3-Run Home Run Lifts Yankees Over Red Sox 5-1
Sunday, September 03, 2017
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Give me arms like Matt Holliday is back. ������ pic.twitter.com/m6wxS4Frgz— Evan Daniel (@itzevandaniel) September 2, 2017
With the loss, the Red Sox drop to 77-59 on the season.
They have a 4.5 game lead over the Yankees for first place in the AL East.
Yankees Break Game Open
With the game tied at one in the bottom of the sixth, New York’s Matt Holliday hit a three run home run to left field off Pomeranz to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead.
The Yankees added to their lead in the seventh when Jacoby Ellsbury hit a triple and then scored on a single by Gary Sanchez to give New York a 5-1 lead.
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka gave up five hits and one run in just over seven innings pitched.
The Red Sox and Yankees conclude their series on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Chris Sale against New York’s Luis Severino.
Standing O for Tanaka as he leaves after Lin leadoff single in 8th inning. Even gives a nice cap tip right before dugout. #yankees— David Lennon (@DPLennon) September 2, 2017
Yankees are 9-8 so far this season against Boston https://t.co/f8BefMqHR2— Erik Boland (@eboland11) September 2, 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.