video: Red Sox Avoid Elimination, Beat Astros 10-3 in Game 3
Monday, October 09, 2017
Boston now trails the series 2-1 with game four set to take place on Monday.
Boston’s Offense Comes Alive
The Red Sox trailed the Astros 3-0 after the first inning, before their offense came alive.
Boston got one run back in the bottom of the second and then Hanley Ramirez hit an RBI single in the bottom of the third to score Mitch Moreland, cutting the Astros lead to 3-2.
One batter later, Rafael Devers hit a two-run home run to right field to give the Red Sox a 4-3 lead, their first lead of the series.
Boston would add to their lead in the bottom of the seventh when Ramirez hit a bases loaded double to center to give the Red Sox a 6-3 lead
Devers would then single to left to score Moreland before Jackie Bradley Jr. would cap off the scoring with a three-run home run to put the Red Sox up 10-3.
Price, Red Sox Bullpen Comes Through
Red Sox starter Doug Fister was pulled after giving up three runs on four hits in 1.1 innings, shifting the pressure to the Red Sox bullpen.
After Joe Kelly came on and pitched 1.2 innings, David Price carried the Red Sox through the middle of the game.
Price pitched four innings, giving up four hits while striking out four before Boston went to Addison Reed and Carson Smith to finish the game.
As a reliever, Price has pitched 15.1 innings this season and has an ERA of 0.
The pitching matchup is game 4 is expected to be Houston’s Charlie Morton against Boston’s Rick Porcello.
Game time will either be at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. depending on the outcome of the Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees game on Sunday night.
Time for Game 4 won't be known until after NYY/CLE game tonight. If CLE wins and sweeps, Red Sox at 7:08 p.m. Otherwise, Sox at 1:08 p.m.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) October 8, 2017
Pray for rain, Red Sox fans. If Game 4 gets rained out Monday and pushed back to Tuesday, Chris Sale is on regular rest. He'd have to pitch— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) October 8, 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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