video: Price Returns, Red Sox Fall to Rays 3-2
Monday, September 18, 2017
Price was active on Thursday and pitched for the first time since July 22 after being put on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation.
He recorded two strikeouts in his appearance.
The loss drops the Red Sox to 85-64 on the season. They maintain a three game lead over the Yankees in the AL East with 13 games to play.
Rays Hold Off Red Sox
Trailing 2-0 in the sixth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run home after Brock Holt drew a lead off walk to tie the game at two.
Tampa would retake the lead for good in the bottom of the inning when Jesus Sucre hit a solo home run off Eduardo Rodriguez to put Tampa up 3-2.
In the top of the ninth, Boston’s Andrew Benintendi got on base with a single to center field. However, the game would end when Rajai Davis hit into a double play.
The Red Sox return to action Monday, September 18 when they visit the Baltimore Orioles.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Doug Fister against Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy.
David Price will pitch out of the bullpen in a multi inning role for the remainder of '17. He will be first available this weekend. @RedSox.— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) September 14, 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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