By Ben Pollack –
On Friday night the WooSox and the IronPigs played game four of a six game homestand at Polar Park. In the bottom of the 2nd, Yairo Munoz hit a homer to make it a 1-0, WooSox game. At the top of the 5th, The IronPigs, Ryan Cordell hit a homer to make it a tie game, WooSox 1 and the IronPigs 1. In the bottom of the 5th, the WooSox came back with an answer for the IronPigs, with Jarren Duran hitting a homer and getting an RBI (Michael Gettys) for the WooSox to take the lead, 3-1. In the bottom of the 8th, Michael Chavis hit a homer and got an RBI (Franchy Cordero) to make it a 5-1, WooSox game. The final from Polar Park was Worcester 5 and the IronPigs 1.
In Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium, the Boston Red Sox played the Kansas City Royals. In the top of the 3rd, Danny Santana scored to get the Red Sox in the game and make it 1-0. Bottom of the 3rd, the Kansas City Royals took the lead of the game with Adalberto Mondesi hitting a homer and getting 2 RBI’s (Carlos Santana and Salvador Perez) to make it a 3-1, Royals game. Top of the 5th, Marwin Gonzalez scored for the Red Sox to make it a 3-2, Royals game. Bottom of the 6th, Nicky Lopez scored for the Royals to make it a 4-2, Royals lead. In the bottom of the 7th, Salvador Perez hit his 18th homer of the season for the Royals to make it a 5-2, Royals lead. In the top of the 8th, Rafael Fevers hit a homer for the Red Sox to make it a 5-3, Royals Lead. The final Friday night at Kauffman Stadium was Boston 3 and Kansas City 5.
Also, Friday night, the Worcester Bravehearts beat the Norwich Sea Unicorns, 8-5. The Bravehearts are now 10-9 and will play the Brockton Rox Saturday night at home.
The Boston Celtics on Friday, traded Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Celtics also gave up the 16th overall pick in this year’s draft and a 2025 second round pick to Oklahoma. What are the Celtics getting? They’re getting reunited with Al Horford. The Celtics are also getting Moses Brown and a 2023 second round draft pick.
Saturday evening, the WooSox and the IronPigs will play game 5 of 6 at Polar Park. Boston and Kansas City will meet again at Kauffman Stadium. Both games start in the top of the four o’clock hour.
Saturday night, the Massachusetts Pirates will be in Tucson, AZ. to play the Tucson Sugar Skulls and New England Revolution will be back in action Saturday night against New York City FC. The Revs have had the last 3 weeks off, so tomorrow night they should look good.