video: Red Sox Drop 3rd Straight Game, Shut Out by Orioles 7-0
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Boston falls to 73-56 on the season and now hold a 3.5 game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Orioles Take Control Early
Baltimore grabbed control of the game early on, scoring five runs in the 2nd inning.
Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo put Orioles ahead with a single up the middle.
Craig Gentry then followed with a bloop RBI single to center to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead.
Tim Beckham capped off the scoring in the inning with a three run home run over the Green Monster to put the Orioles up 5-0.
Baltimore would add one run in the 8th and another in the 9th to get their 7-0 lead.
Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman gave up only four hits in 7 2/3 innings to shout out the Red Sox.
The Red Sox and Orioles wrap up their series on Sunday, August 27 at 1:35 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Doug Fister against Baltimore’s Wade Miley.
This is only 2nd time ever that @Orioles have won consecutive games at Fenway by ≥7 runs. Other: both games of doubleheader on 6/14/1964.— Rob Daniels (@oriolesfactoids) 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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