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Mr. Jones and Me

It’s better to give than receive. Just as Ryan gave Reese a baseball a few weeks ago these two girls gave away a ball they got from the ball attendant. Your browser does not support iframes. Brandon Workman was also feeling generous and gave the Orioles batters hits by the bushel. Baltimore batted around and more in the third inning. Adam Jones knocked in two runs single-handedly in the frame with a slicing liner down the left field line. Jones went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. He was only bettered by Ryan Flaherty’s 4-for-5 showing, also with two runs driven in and a run. Wei-Yin Chen was not so altruistic. He didn’t give up a hit or walk until the sixth inning. The catcher did it. Dan Butler doubled off the Green Monster, just to the right of the Jimmy Fund logo, to break up Chen’s perfect game. It was his first hit in the big leagues. NESN showed off its 4k cameras and how they cover all the action on the infield even if the camera operators are not trained on the play. It would have been ideal to see the little things Dustin Pedroia does...

Yoenis Together

Two weary teams took the field for an afternoon game after a 19-inning marathon. They were scoreless until the eighth inning. Yoenis Cespedes sent Joe Smith’s side-arm offering over the left field fences for a three-run homer. It is hopefully the first of many home runs for Cespedes in a Red Sox uniform. Your browser does not support iframes. David Ortiz hugged the outfielder after the shot. If Cespedes’s scores helped avoid another extra-innings affair he deserved that embrace and more. How fitting it is that the surname “Céspedes” comes from the Spanish word for peat or turf, “cesped.” Dan Butler made his major league debut. He didn’t get a hit but he did work a walk and was on the receiving end of one of Rubby De La Rosa’s better outings this season. Someone needs to tell the new guy that beards are so last season. Mike Trout countered in the bottom of the eighth with a solo home run. But the home team found themselves in a fine kettle of fish with a revivified Edward Mujica and dominant Koji Uehara on the mound. Game 117: August 10, 2014 Boston Red Sox52-65 3 W: Rubby De La Rosa (4-4)H:...


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