Rangers - 000 000 000 - 0 6 0Until the Red Sox tacked on a meaningless run in the eighth inning, I was wondering what the record was for most runs scored by a team in one inning as its total runs in a shutout. (Actually, I am still wondering.)
Red Sox - 090 000 01x - 10 13 0
In the second inning, Hunter became the hunted as the Red Sox said "Fair Warning" and, lord, they struck that poor boy down:
Youkilis (bfbb) singled to leftDice (7-6-0-5-5, 115) worked out of several mild jams (bases loaded/2 outs in the 2nd, 1st & 3rd/1 out in the 3rd, 1st & 2nd/2 outs in the 7th) and then watched as Manny Delcarman and Mike Timlin each tossed a perfect inning of relief.
Bay (ccfb) flied to CF in left-center
Lowrie (bbc) singled to right, Youkilis to 3rd
Varitek (bsbfb) walked, Lowrie to 2nd
Crisp singled to left, Youkilis scored, Lowrie to 3rd, Varitek to 2nd
Cora (bb) hit by pitch, Lowrie scored, Varitek to 3rd, Crisp to 2nd
Drew (b) grounded into FC, Varitek scored, Crisp to 3rd, Cora out 4-6
Pedroia (cfb) doubled to left, Crisp scored, Drew to 3rd
Ortiz (b) homered to right, Drew, Pedroia and Ortiz scored
Youkilis (c) doubled off left wall
Bay (cbbbf) singled to left, Youkilis scored
Madrigal relieved Hunter
Lowrie (bcbsb) doubled to left, Bay scored
Varitek (bcbc) struck out swinging
Tampa Bay outlasted Oakland 7-6 in 12 innings. The idle Yankees are now 9.5 GB.
Tommy Hunter (10.61, 40 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.90, 154 ERA+)
Vicente Padilla had been the scheduled starter, but was scratched after receiving a cortisone shot for an inflamed muscle joint in the right side of his neck.
This is Hunter's third major league game. The 22-year-old RHP has allowed 16 hits (including three HR) and 11 runs in 9.1 innings. The leadoff batter has reached base in six of the 10 innings he has begun and opposing batters have a 1.261 OPS against Hunter with men on base.
Josh Hamilton will not be in tonight's lineup. He is back in Dallas with his wife, who will soon give birth to their third child.
Also: Rays/Athletics at 4 PM. The Yankees have the day off.