Fister Gives up 1 Hit, Red Sox Roll Cleveland 9-1
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Foster gave up one run on one hit while walking two and striking out six in his third appearance against the Indians in four starts. Fister is now 3-6 on the season.
The Red Sox improve to 72-53 on the season and maintain a five game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Red Sox Pull Away Late
Leading 2-1 in the fifth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a solo home run off Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco to extend Boston’s lead to 3-1.
The Red Sox would further extend their lead in the seventh when Nunez would hit a tow run double to score Sandy Leon and Bradley Jr.
Nunez would add a three-run home run in the eighth to give the Red Sox a commanding 9-1 lead.
The Red Sox and Indians continue their series on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against Cleveland’s Corey Kluber.
Doug Freakin Fister, filling in for David Price, throws a CG, one-hitter against the defending AL champs. The hit was to his 1st batter.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) August 23, 2017
Elias: Since 1900, 3 complete-game 1-hitters in which hit was leadoff HR. Robin Roberts ('54), Jack McDowell ('01), Doug Fister (tonight)— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) August 23, 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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