June 12, 2010

Fun With Doubles

The Red Sox hit eight doubles in their 12-2 win over the Phillies last night: Victor Martinez (2), David Ortiz (2), Adrian Beltre, Dustin Pedroia, Marco Scutaro, and Jason Varitek.

It was only the 21st game since 1920 in which Boston hit at least eight doubles. The Red Sox are 17-4 in those games. Fourteen of the games have come since 1990.

In Boston's 16 games with eight doubles, the team's runs scored have ranged from four (August 18, 2006; 1st game) to 25 (June 27, 2003).

The Red Sox have hit nine doubles in a game four times:
September 5, 1927 (1st game)
Red Sox 12, Yankees 11 (18)
(both teams scored 3 runs in the 17th!)

April 20, 1931
Red Sox 13, Senators 3

April 14, 1993
Red Sox 12, Cleveland 7
(Cleveland linescore: 111 101 110)

July 21, 2003
14-5 win over Tigers
The team record is 12 doubles:
July 29, 1990
Red Sox 13, Tigers 3

1 comment:

Michael Holloway said...

14 of 17 since 1990. A function of the 'nuclear' ball introduced in 1994?