video: Red Sox Fall to Astros 12-2
Friday, September 29, 2017
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Despite the loss, Boston clinches the AL East with one more win or Yankees loss. The Red Sox are now 92-67 on the season.
Houston Cruises to Win
Houston’s Marvin Gonzalez give the Astros control of the game in the first inning with a three-run double to center, putting Houston up 3-0.
In the second, Houston’s Alex Bregman blasted a two-run homer to put the Astros up 5-0 in the game.
The Red Sox would get two runs back in the bottom of the second on a home run by Mitch Moreland and an RBI single by Xander Bogaerts to cut Boston’s deficit to 5-2.
However, Houston would respond with four runs in the top of the fourth to take a 9-2 lead.
The Astros racked up 17 hits in the game en route to a 12-2 win.
The Red Sox and Astros continue their series on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Doug Fister against Houston Charlie Morton.
Yankees lose. Magic number down to one for the Red Sox. Yankees play at 1 p.m. tomorrow. If they lose, Boston clinches before even playing.— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) September 29, 2017
Astros rout Red Sox, 12-2, for 99th win. They've won 12 of last 14. They have to make up 2 games on Indians in final 3 games for home field.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 29, 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.