July 26, 2015

G99: Red Sox 11, Tigers 1

Tigers  - 000 010 000 -  1  3  1
Red Sox - 000 143 30x - 11 20  1
Good Times at Fenway on Sunday night!

David Ortiz went 4-for-5 and drove in a career-high seven runs, six of them coming on a pair of three-run homers. Ortiz now has 485 career dongs. Big Papi finished the night with 10 total bases, one shy of his career best (11, on August 12, 2005).

With his big night, Ortiz passed Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew and Rogers Hornsby on the all-time RBI list, and is now 38th with 1,587 RBI.

The Red Sox had a season-high 20 hits. ... Xander Bogaerts also went 4-for-5, raising his average to .317. ... Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez each scored three times.

Eduardo Rodriguez (7-3-1-1-6, 95) became the first AL left-hander since at least 1918 to allow one or no earned runs in seven of his first 11 major league starts.
Shane Greene / Eduardo Rodriguez
Betts, CF
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
De Aza, RF
Sandoval, 3B
Napoli, 1B
Swihart, C


allan said...

Jemile Weeks called up.

allan said...

David Ortiz drove in seven runs in the Red Sox' 11-1 victory over the Tigers. Only four players as old as Ortiz (39 years old) have had seven or more RBIs in one game. Stan Musial, Reggie Jackson, and Jason Giambi did it at age 40, and Ted Williams at 39 (an "older 39") than Ortiz.

allan said...

WEEI, on Rodriguez:
"In six night games this season, he's 5-0 with a major league-leading 1.14 ERA (min. 30 innings). Rodriguez has allowed one earned run or less in seven of his first 11 starts in the majors, becoming the first AL left-hander to do so since at least 1918."