Red Sox - 112 200 000 - 6 9 1 Rangers - 000 000 000 - 0 3 0The Red Sox hit a home run in each of the first four innings and Miller (6.1-3-0-2-6, 82) pitched his best game of the year.
Adrian Gonzalez hit the first pitch he saw in the first inning to left-center for his 22nd dong. After Jed Lowrie walked in the third, Gonzalez hit other first-pitch shot (#23) to left-center. David Ortiz led off the second with his 25th home run and Jarrod Saltalamacchia followed Carl Crawford's single in the fourth with a first-pitch bomb (#13). Boston now has an MLB-best 93 road home runs.
Miller struck out three of the first six batters. After walking the leadoff man in the third, he threw only five balls to the next nine hitters combined.
The Yankees beat the A's 22-9 (after trailing 7-1 in the fourth inning). New York became the first team in baseball history to hit three grand slams in one game: Cano in the 5th, Martin in the 6th, and Granderson in the 8th. In addition to getting 21 hits, the Yankees also drew 13 walks. They batted with the bases loaded 17 times. Despite the big win, the Yankees remain 1 GB the Red Sox.
Andrew Miller / Alexi Ogando
The Red Sox have scored 10+ runs in a game 20 times and had 10+ hits 66 times - both tops among all MLB teams. The Red Sox continue to lead all MLB teams in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles, and total bases. Boston has also hit the most home runs on the road (89).
In BRef's Wins Above Replacement stat, Boston has four of the top seven players in the AL: Dustin Pedroia (#3), Adrian Gonzalez (#5), Jacoby Ellsbury (#6), and Josh Beckett (#7).
Game thread here. [A's/Yankees at 1 PM.]