video: Sale Strikes Out 13, Red Sox Beat Tampa 2-0 for 7th Straight Win
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Chris Sale is nasty ���� pic.twitter.com/BcZMsbaQmU— Kent Murphy (@KentMurphy) August 9, 2017
Boston has now won seven straight games.
Sale reaches double digit strikeouts for the 15th time this season, the first time that has been done since 2002 when Randy Johnson did it.
With the win, the Red Sox improve to 64-49 on the season and now hold a four game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Red Sox Shut Out Tampa
The Red Sox got on the board in the 4th inning when Dustin Pedroia scored on a fielder’s choice following a bad throw by Tampa Bay pitcher Austin Pruitt.
Sale gave up singles to Tampa’s Wilson Ramos in the fifth inning and Peter Bourjos in the sixth inning.
Tampa would not get a runner to second base until the seventh inning.
Boston added to their lead in the top of the ninth when Jackie Bradley Jr. hit an RBI single off Tampa Bay reliever Ryne Stanek to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead.
Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth to pick up his 28th save of the season.
The Red Sox and Rays wrap up their brief two game series on Wednesday, August 9 at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston's Rick Porcello against Tampa's Jake Odorizzi.
Chris Sale has averaged 13.38 SO/9.0 IP vs. the Rays, the highest mark for any pitcher against a single opponent since 1920 (min. 75.0 IP).— Red Sox Notes (@SoxNotes) August 8, 2017
Chris Sale with 227 K's on the year, chasing Pedro's 313 in 1999 ... needs 86 K's over his last 9 starts to get there— Ken Laird (@KenLairdWEEI) August 9, 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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