Red Sox Committ 5 Errors, Blown Out by Orioles 16-3
Saturday, August 26, 2017
2-Bags with the two-seamer. pic.twitter.com/v44oQnV847— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 26, 2017
The loss is the Red Sox second straight and drops them to 73-55 on the season. They maintain a 4 1/2 game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Orioles Cruise Past Red Sox
Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello made the start and the Orioles would get to him right away.
Porcello gave up five runs on five hits in the first two innings of action to give the Orioles a 5-2 lead.
After the Orioles added another run in the third to make it 6-2, things would get out of hand in the fifth.
The Red Sox committed two error’s in the inning, helping lead the Orioles to put up seven runs and give them a 13-2 lead.
Baltimore would add three more runs in the seventh and cruised to a 16-3 win.
The 16 runs allowed by the Red Sox tied a season-high.
The Red Sox and Orioles continue their series on Saturday, August 26 at 4 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez against Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman.
The Red Sox had not allowed 13+ runs in a game all season prior to yesterday. They've now done so two days in a row. pic.twitter.com/NVrpUyzwpt— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 26, 2017
Rick Porcello suggested that Mitch Moreland should have been the starting pitcher for the Red Sox tonight instead.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) August 26, 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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