Red Sox - 010 153 021 - 13 16 0 Royals - 000 000 002 - 2 9 0Only 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 RBIAlso:
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
De Aza, RF