Hey Now! I wish I had been home to enjoy this one.
Boston banged out 27 hits, one shy of the team's all-time record. Carl Pavano allowed 11 of those hits in his 3.2 innings. The Sox scored seven times in the fifth inning, thanks to Edgar Renteria's grand slam and Trot Nixon's three-run blast, to put the game on ice (5-0 to 12-0). After that, both teams substituted freely.
Kelly Shoppach made his major league debut, catching the final three innings and getting hit by a pitch in his one plate appearance.
Very Cool Fact: Every one of the nine Red Sox in the starting lineup had at least two hits. I wonder how many times that has happened before?