Brewers’ 4-Run 5th Inning Dooms Red Sox in 7-4 Loss
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Red Sox drop to 17-16 on the season.
Brewers Rally in 5th
With the game tied at 2, the Milwaukee Brewers scored four runs in the 5th inning to take control of the game.
Milwaukee’s Keon Broxton hit a lead off double and then was driven in by Eric Thames to give the Brewers a 3-2 lead.
Thames would then score after Travis Shaw hit into a fielder’s choice in which Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia threw to shortstop Xander Bogaerts for the out.
Shaw would later score on a throwing error by Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez to give the Brewers a 5-2 lead. The Brewers would add another run to go up 6-2 in the inning.
The Brewers would add their final run of the game in the sixth inning on another throwing error by Vazquez and hold on to beat the Red Sox 7-4.
Red Sox starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick gave up six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings and got the loss.
The Red Sox and Brewers wrap up their series on Thursday, May 11 at 1:10 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez against Milwaukee’s Jimmy Nelson.
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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