video: Red Sox Beat White Sox 4-1 for 5th Straight Win
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Jackie Bradley Jr. drills a two-run home run deep into the right-field seats to extend the Red Sox's lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the 2nd!!! pic.twitter.com/htvKad6Cea— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) August 6, 2017
The Red Sox have now five straight and improve to 61-49 on the season.
They maintain a three game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Red Sox Offense, Pomeranz Shut Door
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Benintendi hit a two-run home run to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.
Bradley Jr. hit a two-run home run of his own over the bullpen in the second inning to give Boston a 4-1 lead before Pomeranz would shut the door.
Pomeranz held the White Sox to just seven hits and one walk in the game while striking out eight batters.
He has lost only one game in his last 15 starts after starting the seasons with a 3-3 record.
Craig Kimbrel came on in the 9th inning and picked up his 26th save of the season.
Series Wraps up
The Red Sox and White Sox wrap up their series on Sunday, August 6 at 1:35 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against Chicago’s Mike Palfrey.
According to Dennis Eckersley, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a "79 mile-an-hour hangin' yahoo" from Shields for that home run. #RedSox— Steve Buckley (@BuckinBoston) August 5, 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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