video: Betts Records 6 RBIs, Red Sox Cruise Past A’s 11-1
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
You can Betts on Mookie! pic.twitter.com/PDkJSfhTjt— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 13, 2017
The Red Sox have won five of their last six games and have a four game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.
Boston improves to 82-62 on the season.
Red Sox Cruise Past A’s
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the second, the Red Sox offense exploded for five runs in the inning.
Boston got RBI singles from Xander Bogaerts, Christian Vazquez, and Dustin Pedroia. Betts then hit a two-run triple to give the Red Sox a 5-1 lead.
The Red Sox then got two runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take an 11-1 lead.
Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez went six innings and gave up one hit and one run while striking out nine. He is now 5-5 on the season.
The Red Sox and A’s continue their series on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Doug Fister against Oakland’s Jharel Cotton.
This is the 18th game this season the Red Sox have had at least 14 hits. They’re going to bat three more times (at least)— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) September 13, 2017
Betts already has a two-run triple and now hits a two-run homer in the fourth. His 20th homer of the season.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) September 13, 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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