The Los Angeles Angels come into this one looking to take the series after winning game two by a final score of 6-3, evening up the series at one win apiece.
Braves 3, Brewers 1: Brandon Phillips gave Atlanta the lead with a two-run homer in the third to continue his productive homestand, R.A. Dickey threw seven strong innings and the surging Braves beat Milwaukee.
"I remember taking batting practice on this field, I was always trying to hit those numbers".
Manager Mike Scioscia said he thinks he was too amped up, but Meyer disagreed.
Peterson and Derek Norris hit two-run homers off Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3) as Orioles pitchers allowed at least five runs for the 20th consecutive game, tying a major league record set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. Ortiz helped lead the team to three World Series victories and was named the World Series MVP in 2013.
Friday Ortiz's took the field again where no Red Sox player will ever wear his number again. Home-plate umpire Ryan Blakney appeared to grant Calhoun time just before crew chief Miller called the balk at third base. "It was pretty incredible".
"That happening to me today, it's a super honor to be out there hanging with those guys", Ortiz said after the Red Sox retired his iconic No. 34 in a pregame ceremony. I've played 1,600 games with you.
"I just don't like to be in the way of anything", Ortiz said. I told my agent, so we're going to see what happens in the next couple weeks.
"You're not our teammate, you're not our friend". "You're our family. And it'll be that way until we die".
With that, Ortiz broke out the handkerchief.
Angels: Scioscia said RHP Matt Shoemaker, on the 10-day DL with right forearm tightness, was examined and received "a clean bill of health and resumed throwing", but would "most likely not" make a start when his turn comes up Friday.
Much like it was last season, when Ortiz went on his farewell tour, the ballpark was decked out in his honor, from a five-story silhouette hanging from the concourse ramp outside to the No. 34 mowed into the outfield grass.
John Farrell was likely using the ejection as an opportunity to light a fire under the Red Sox, who can't seem to get anything going offensively tonight. So I don't - I tell myself, give everybody their space and I don't want to, now that I'm not playing, I don't want to be a distraction.
Despite the loss, the Red Sox remain a half-game in front of the Yankees atop the American League East after New York's loss on Saturday.
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