Red Sox - 421 702 011 - 18 23 0Let's go through the Red Sox lineup for this crazy game:
Orioles - 006 012 100 - 10 15 1
Ellsbury: 2-for-5 (7 PA), 2 walks, 4 runs*: Youkilis reached base in 13 consecutive plate appearances in this series, making outs in only his first at-bat on Friday and his last at-bat today. (The MLB record is 16, set by Ted Williams in 1957.)
Pedroia: 3-for-5, walk, 4 runs
Martinez: 5-for-6, double, 4 RBI
Youkilis*: 3-for-4, 2 walks, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Ortiz: 0-for-5, walk, RBI
Drew: 1-for-1, double, run, 3 RBI
Baldelli: 2-for-5, home run, 2 runs
Lowell: 3-for-6, double, run, 3 RBI
Reddick: 2-for-6, home run, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Lowrie: 2-for-5, walk, run, RBI
In the first four innings, the Red Sox had 32 plate appearances -- eight in both of the first and second innings, and 12 in the fourth. Boston set season-highs in runs and hits.
Buchholz (4-9-7-4-3, 76) was not sharp. After Boston grabbed a 7-0 lead, he allowed five hits and six runs in the third. He was pulled after the first three Orioles reached base in the fifth.
There were 372 pitches thrown in this game, 213 by the Orioles. Nine of the 10 pitchers allowed at least one run.
Clay Buchholz (3.52, 133 ERA+) / Jason Berken (6.21, 74 ERA+)
Redsox.com says Victor Martinez will be behind the plate this afternoon and Jason Bay will get the day off -- to rest what he called "a little humidity cramp" in his right hamstring.
J.D. Drew (sore right groin) may also spend another day on the bench.
I've been trying to move around, trying to get some blood going, just kind of seeing how it responds. ... It's aggravating. I feel like I was feeling good at the plate (11-for-his-last-25). That's one of the unfortunate things. When I hit that ball down the line [on Wednesday night], I just kind of felt it when I rounded first, and I knew right away that I was going to have to come out of that game. I didn't know whether I should stop the inning. Luckily, [Jason Varitek] hit the double in the gap. I could pretty much walk home.George Kottaras was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a lower back injury that he has been dealing with for roughly a month. He says he hurt it in batting practice.
When Josh Reddick, with the Sea Dogs in Pennsylvania, was told on Friday to pack his bags, he thought he had been traded or was being promoted to Pawtucket. He made his major league debut at Fenway Park later that evening.
Next week's starters: Jon Lester and Brad Penny in Tampa on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by John Smoltz, Josh Beckett, Buchholz, and Lester in New York. Joba Chamberlain will open the four-game series for the Yankees.
Yankees/White Sox at 2 PM.