Pawsox Beat Knights To Take 1-0 Series Lead
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
While it may not be the best of times for the Boston Red Sox in 2012, their triple-A affiliate - the Pawtucket Red Sox continue to have a magical season.
The Pawsox had four players with multiple hits combined with solid pitching from Steven Wright Tuesday night at McCoy Stadium. It all added up to a 7-2 win for Pawtucket in game 1 of their best-of-five Governor's Cup Series against the Charlotte Knights.
The two teams traded runs in the first inning before Danny Valencia belted a 2-run homerun in the bottom of the third to put the Pawsox in front for good.
Wright turned in a solid 7 innings of work allowing just 2 runs on 6 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 6.
What's amazing about this season for the Pawsox is the fact that there has been a revolving door in the team's clubhouse at McCoy Stadium due to all of the injuries in Boston and subsequent call-ups. The fact that they are now playing for the International League's Championship is quite an accomplishment.
The win gives the Pawsox a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series with game 2 slated for 7:05pm Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium. It will be the final home game of the year for Pawtucket as the series shifts to Charlotte for game 3 on Thursday. If neccessary, games 4 and 5 of the series would also be played in Charlotte on Friday and Saturday.
Tickets for game 2 are available on-line at Pawsox.com and at the McCoy Stadium box office.