Red Sox Fall 2-1 to Orioles, AL East Lead Cut to 2.5 Games
Monday, August 28, 2017
The Orioles sweep the series, but remain 2 games out of a playoff spot.
The loss drops the Red Sox to 73-57 on the season.
Their AL East lead is down to 2.5 games over the New York Yankees.
The closest the division race has been since August 3.
Early Runs Enough for Baltimore
Baltimore’s Adam Jones and Trey Mancini hit back-to-back RBI doubles off Doug Fister in the top of the first inning to put the Orioles up 2-0.
Boston's Rafael Devers hit an RBI double in the bottom of the 6th to score Xander Bogaerts and cut Baltimore’s lead to 2-1.
The Red Sox would not have a hit the rest of the way.
The Red Sox return to action on Monday, August 28 against the Toronto Blue Jays at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against Toronto’s Marcus Stroman.
Red Sox lose, 2-1.— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) August 27, 2017
1-for-13 with RISP.
Swept by the O's.
1-for-23 with RISP in the series.
4-game losing streak.
AL East lead down to 2.5 G.
Watching the Red Sox attempt to drive in runs today has been as enjoyable as rolling down a hill of broken glass into a pool of vinegar.— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 27, 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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