Red Sox Win Franchise Record 106th Game, Beat Orioles 6-2
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The win also gives the Red Sox home field advantages throughout the postseason.
"To be part of this, I can't even explain it. We should call timeout and enjoy this one. We know what we want to do in October, but this one ... for us to do it is amazing,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora after the game.
The previous Red Sox win record was held by the 1912 team who posted 105 wins in their first season at Fenway Park.
Red Sox Cruise Past Orioles
The Red Sox scored four runs in the second inning to take control of the game.
Boston got back-to-back doubles from Steve Pearce and Brock Holt, and then an RBI single from Christian Vazquez and a two-run home run from Rookie Betts.
Betts’ home run was his 32nd of the season, a new career high.
Later in the game, Betts singled and then scored in Boston’s two-run fourth inning.
The Red Sox would cruise to the 6-2 win.
The Red Sox and Orioles continue their series on Tuesday night at Fenway.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s David Price against Baltimore’s Jimmy Yacabonis.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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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