Red Sox Blown Out by Yankees 9-2, Lose Series 3-1
Monday, September 04, 2017
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Boston loses the series 3-1 and drops to 77-60 on the season.
They now have a 3.5 game lead over New York in the AL East with four weeks remaining in the regular season.
Sunday marked the last regular season meeting between the two teams.
Yankees Get to Sale
New York’s Chase Headley put the Yankees on the board in the third inning with a leadoff home run to give New York a 1-0 lead.
Holliday and Frazier then hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.
Boston would get one run back in the top of the sixth before the Yankees offense exploded for six runs in the bottom of the inning to put the game away.
The inning was highlighted by a two-run home run by Aaron Judge and a three run double by Starlin Castro to put the Yankees up 9-2.
Red Sox Struggle on Offense
The Boston offense struggled against New York pitcher Luis Severino, who struck out nine batters in six innings of work.
In the game, Boston went 1-11 with runners in scoring position. They finish the series going 1 for 27 in those situations.
The Red Sox return to action on Monday, September 4 when they host the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Rick Porcello against Toronto’s J.A. Happ.
Yankees played like a team that knew they had to win this series. Red Sox played like they already clinched the division. Not a great look.— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) September 4, 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.
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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.
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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.