First pitch at Red Sox game nails photographer in the groin


As the Boston Red Sox honor the Jimmy Fund this week, he was offered the chance throw out the first pitch prior to Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The Indians scored three runs in the second, highlighted by Francisco Lindor's two-run single, as they batted around while forcing Fister to throw 41 pitches in the inning.

When you think of the worst ceremonial first pitches in baseball history, your mind might go to 50 Cent or perhaps former KU star Josh Jackson. The Japanese right-hander struck out a season-low two and walked one in his third game for his new team since being acquired in a deadline deal from Texas last month. He hasn't lost since July 4. After Moreland took three straight fastballs for balls, Rosenthal worked his way into a full count with a pair of strikes. It was the first triple play for Boston since August, 2011.

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The Red Sox went down early 3-0 early but were able to tie the game, all on solo shots.

That's about as routine as you'll ever see a triple play look. Told they were doing their job by checking on his well being, Lynn snapped: "I'm trying to do mine".

Ramirez drove in three runs, Xander Bogaerts had three singles and Jackie Bradley Jr. also drove in two runs in the 15-hit Boston attack that included two more hits for rookie sensation Devers. St. Louis are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. But baseball's best team (85-34) wasn't to be denied a night after Los Angeles scored five runs in the eighth to win 6-1.

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It was the Red Sox' 21st win this season without hitting a home run, the most such wins in the majors. He walked two and fanned seven during a game the Yankees rallied to win.

But with the game on the line, the Boston Red Sox climbed back and defeated the Cardinals in the bottom of the 9th to sweep the birds.

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