Young’s RBI Single Lifts Red Sox Over Cardinals 5-4 in 13 Innings
Thursday, May 18, 2017
In the bottom of the 13th Ben Taylor came on and got the Cardinals in order for his first major league save. He was the 8th pitcher used by the Red Sox in the game.
Boston sweeps the two-game series with the Cardinals and improve to 21-18 on the season.
Red Sox Come Back
The Red Sox trailed 4-0 in the seventh inning against Cardinals' pitcher Mike Leake, who had only given up five hits to that point.
Jackie Bradley jr. got the Red Sox on the board with a two-run home run, scoring Mitch Moreland to cut the Cardinals' lead to 4-2. The home run was Bradley's second in two games and fourth of the season.
Boston would tie the game at four in the 8th when Dustin Pedroia drew and walk and Xander Bogaerts followed up with an RBI triple to pull the Red Sox within one.
Bogaerts would score on a sacrifice fly by Andrew Benintendi to tie the game at 4.
The teams would combine for a total of two hits until Young's heroics the 13th inning won the game for Boston.
The Red Sox return to action on Thursday, May 18 when they visit the Oakland A’s. First pitch is set for 10:05 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Hector Velázquez against Oakland’s Sonny Gray.
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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