April 7, 2013

G6: Red Sox 13, Blue Jays 0

Red Sox   - 501 110 230 - 13 15  0
Blue Jays - 000 000 000 -  0  7  0
The Red Sox hit six home runs, including three from Will Middlebrooks, in a Sunday afternoon rout at Skydome. Lester (7-5-0-0-6, 100) and Clayton Mortensen did not allow a Toronto runner past second base.

Boston scored five times in the first inning off Dickey (4.2-10-8-2-5, 100) before making an out. Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and Shane Victorino singled. Dustin Pedroia singled in one run, Mike Napoli doubled home two more, and Middlebrooks hit a two-run bomb to right field.

Middlebrooks doubled and scored on Daniel Nava's sacrifice fly in the third, and went deep in the fifth. Middlebrooks and Nava went back-to-back to begin the seventh. Ellsbury hit his first dong of the year in the eighth; with one out, Pedroia walked and Napoli hit a two-run shot to center.

Middlebrooks finished the day 4-for-5, with 4 runs scored and 4 RBI. He is the first Red Sox player to hit three homers in a game since Pedroia did it against the Rockies on June 24, 2010. Middlebrooks ia also only the sixth Boston player with 14+ total bases in one game, joining Fred Lynn (16), Pedroia (15), John Valentin (15), Carl Yastrzemski (14), and Norm Zauchin (14).

Napoli also drove in four runs. ... Ellsbury was a triple shy of the cycle. ... Jose Iglesias singled and doubled in five trips, and watched his batting average drop to .529. ... The Red Sox have had at least 12 hits in four of their six games. ... Boston last hit six home runs in a game on July 7, 2011.

The Red Sox (4-2) head home for the Fenway Park opener tomorrow afternoon at 2 PM against the Orioles.
Jon Lester / R.A Dickey
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Napoli, DH
Middlebrooks, 3B
Nava, 1B
Saltalamacchia, C
Bradley, LF
Iglesias, SS


johngoldfine said...

Not too shabby a road trip and a grand note to come home on.

laura k said...

Yay. Much fun. I'm sorry to miss the home opener, but listening to today's game was an unexpected treat.

hrstrat57 said...

Wow what a smackdown. 4-2 is a great start.

mattymatty said...

Middlebrooks was 4-for-5. He flew out to the warning track in (I think) his last AB.

allan said...

Yes, he was. Fixed.
Every post - guaranteed one or two typos!

allan said...

Best start through six games since 2006. Boston was 5-1 that year.

allan said...

Some Six HR info from a July 2011 post.