video: Red Sox Use Long Ball to Beat Yankees 4-1
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Fister gave up just four hits and one run while striking out five en route to his fourth win of the season.
The Red Sox improve to 77-58 on the season. They now have a 5 1/2 game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.
Red Sox Use Long Ball to Beat Yankees
With the Yankees leading 1-0 in the third, Boston’s Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run home run off of New York pitcher Sonny Gray to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead. The homer was Nunez’s 12th of the season.
Andrew Benintendi hit a home run into the right field seats in the fifth inning to give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead.
Hanley Ramirez added a home run in the 7th to give the Red Sox their winning margin.
Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth to closed out his 32nd save of the season.
Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned to the lineup. He went 1-4 at the plate while playing six innings in the field.
He is not expected to play on Saturday.
The Red Sox and Yankees continue their series on Saturday, September 2 at 1 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against New York’s Masahiro Tanaka.
As Farrell suggested pregame, Pedroia lifted in 8th inning. Part of #RedSox's plan to ease Pedroia back in. Nunez to 2B, Bogaerts in at SS.— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) September 2, 2017
If Doug Fister is done, this is the 1st time he’s delivered 3 consecutive starts of at least 7 innings and 2 ER or fewer since 2014.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) September 2, 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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