video: Benintendi’s 2 Home Runs Give Red Sox 10-5 Win Over Yankees
Sunday, August 13, 2017
The win improves the Red Sox to 66-50 on the season. They now have a 4.5 game lead in the AL East.
Benintendi Gives Red Sox Win
The Red Sox trailed 2-0 in the top of the third inning before Mookie Betts hit a two run single to left field that scored Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez, tying the game at 2.
On the very next at bat, Benintendi hit a three-run home run to right field on a 1-1 count to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead.
After the Yankees got one run back in the fourth to make it 5-3, Benintendi hit his second three-run home run in the top of the fifth to put the Red Sox up 8-3.
Rafael Devers would hit a two run double later in the inning to put Boston up 10-3.
The Yankees would get two runs back in the bottom of the 9th, but would not threaten the Red Sox lead.
The Red Sox and Yankees wrap up their series on Sunday, August 14 at 8 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Chris Sale against New York’s Jordan Montgomery.
Worst outing for Severino this year - 10 runs (8 earned) allowed. Previous high was six ER allowed vs HOU on 7/2— Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) August 12, 2017
Related Slideshow: The History of Baseball in Central Massachusetts
Baseball and Central Mass. go way back - to the 1860s. The local historical landmarks range from Mudville to Hotel Vernon to Fitton Field. A version of these highlights is posted on the site of the new, yet-to-be-formally-named Worcester Baseballteam of the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
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.
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.
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.
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