Ramirez’s Double Sparks Red Sox to 4-3 Win Over Pittsburgh
Friday, April 14, 2017
This game was a make up game for a rain out during the opening week of the season. The Red Sox sweep the series against Pittsburgh.
Red Sox move to 5-4 on the season.
Red Sox Rally in 8th
Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning, Ramirez hit a two-run double with the bases loaded off Pittsburgh’s Juan Nicosia to tie the game at 3.
In the very next at-bat, Bogaerts hit a single to right to drive in the winning run.
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel picked up his third save of the season in the 9th inning.
Next up for Red Sox
The Red Sox return to action on Friday, April 14 when they open up a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Boston will have reigning Cy Young award winner Rick Porcello on the mound, while the Rays will have Chris Archer on the mound.
First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.
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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