Wright Gives up 8 Runs in 1 1/3 Innings as Red Sox Fall 12-5 to Baltimore
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wright gave up more runs in this game than he did all of last April.
The Red Sox drop to 4-4 on the season.
Red Sox Can't Climb out of Early Hole
Wright gave up eight runs on eight hits, including four home runs, in 1 1/3 innings pitched putting the Red Sox in an 8-0 hole after the first two innings.
The Red Sox trailed 9-1 after three innings before getting their offense going in the bottom of the 4th.
Hanley Ramirez doubled to left and would score a run following an Xander Bogaerts single to center.
Boston's very next batter, Pablo Sandoval would hit a two-run home run to left field to give the Red Sox their second and third runs of the inning.
The Red Sox would add another run in the bottom of the fifth to cut their deficit to 9-5, but the Orioles would add three runs in the top of the 7th to put the game away.
Boston would not score the rest of the way.
Red Sox vs PIrates
The Red Sox will host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon in a makeup game from last week.
Eduardo Rodriguez will make the start for the Red Sox while Chad Kuhl will get the start for Pittsburgh.
First pitch is set for 2 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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