video: Bradley Jr.‘s 2 RBI Triple Helps Red Sox Cruise Past Yankees 5-1
Monday, August 21, 2017
The win gives the Red Sox a five game lead in the AL East as they improve to 71-52 on the season.
Boston has won 14 of their last 17 games.
Boston Takes Control Early
Boston’s Xander Bogaerts got on base with one out in the second following a single to right field. Sandy Leon singled to left field setting up Bradley Jr. with two men on base.
Bradley drove a ball one to the triangle in center field, scoring both Bogaerts and Leon before getting himself to third base for a triple to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead.
After New York’s Brett Gardner hit a home run in the 5th, Bradley Jr. added another RBI in the sixth on a single to give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead.
Boston would add two more runs in the 8th inning to cruise to the 5-1 victory.
The Red Sox return to action on Monday, August 21 when they visit the Cleveland Indians at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez against Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger.
Truly is a different hero or two from the #RedSox each game. Today, 3 RBI from Jackie Bradley Jr, solid pitching effort from Rick Porcello.— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) August 20, 2017
Girardi on last 2 series vs. BOS: "We probably had a chance to win 4 of the 6 and we end up winning 2 of the 6, and that’s frustrating."— Erik Boland (@eboland11) August 20, 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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