June 21, 2015

G71: Red Sox 13, Royals 2

Red Sox - 010 153 021 - 13 16  0
Royals  - 000 000 002 -  2  9  0
Only three of Boston's 16 hits in its Sunday afternoon rout of the Royals were singles: the Red Sox mashed eight doubles, two triples, and three home runs.

It was only the fifth Red Sox game since 1914 in which the team collected 13 or more extra-base hits, according to Elias. It was also the first Red Sox game since 1961 that Boston had extra-base hits for their first nine hits.

Mookie Betts could have used a single; he doubled, tripled, and homered. (Betts was a home run shy of the cycle five days ago (Tuesday night).)

The top four spots in the order were on fire (11-for-19) all afternoon:
Betts: 3-for-5, double, triple, home run, walk, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI

Brock Holt: 3-for-5, 2 doubles, triple, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI

Dustin Pedroia: 3-for-5, 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI

David Ortiz: 2-for-4, home run, walk, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI
Xander Bogaerts: 3-for-5, 3 doubles, 3 RBI, run scored

Hanley Ramirez: 1-for-3, home run, walk, 2 runs scored, RBI

Wade Miley: 6-5-0-3-2, 101
Wade Miley / Chris Young
Betts, CF
Holt, 3B
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Bogaerts, SS
Napoli, 1B
De Aza, RF
Leon, C


allan said...

"Farrell does not see Sandoval or Swihart needing the DL. Napoli the backup catcher today. "I wouldn't let anybody else do it," Napoli said"

allan said...

"It's the first time a major league team has pounded 13 or more for extra bases with no more than 16 hits since the White Sox in 2004. It's only the fifth time since 1914 Boston's had 13 or more extra-base hits. And According to Elias, the Red Sox had not had extra-base hits for their first nine hits since 1961."