video: Sale Becomes Fastest to 1,500 Strikeouts, Red Sox Beat Blue Jays 3-0
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Sale reached the mark in 1,290 innings. Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood did it in 1,303 innings.
With the win, the Red Sox improve to 75-57 on the season. They now have a 4 game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.
The Yankees game against Indians was rained out.
Red Sox Grind Out Win
With the game tied at 0 in the 6th inning, Boston’s Eduardo Nunez hit an RBI double to right field to score newcomer Rajai Davis and give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.
Boston would add to their lead in the seventh inning when Hanley Ramirez hit a home run to center field to put the Red Sox up 2-0.
Andrew Benintendi would hit an RBI single in the 8th to give Boston 3-0 lead.
Craig Kimbrel closed the game out in the 9th for his 31st save of the season.
The Red Sox and Blue Jays wrap up their series on Wednesday, August 30 at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Rick Porcello against Toronto’s J.A. Happ.
Chris Sale is the 2nd best Red Sox starting pitcher I've ever watched.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) August 30, 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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