August 1, 2015

G105: Red Sox 11, Rays 7

Rays    - 000 222 001 -  7 13  0
Red Sox - 141 012 02x - 11 16  0
Since at least 1914, only two Red Sox hitters have had a game with at least 4 hits, 5 runs scored, and 3 RBI. Travis Shaw, playing in only his tenth major league game, is one of the two. (Here's a list of the nine Red Sox players with at least 4 hits and 5 runs scored in one game: click. Shaw is #10.)

Shaw doubled and scored in the second inning, homered in the third, singled and scored in the fifth, walked and scored in the sixth, and hit a two-run home run in the eighth.

Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI. ... Rusney Castillo went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.
Matt Moore / Joe Kelly
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Napoli, 1B
Shaw, 3B
Castillo, RF
Hanigan, C
Bradley, CF


Jere said...

Fun fact: Lou Gehrig once got 5 runs and 4 hits in a game twice in a three-month span.

allan said...

How about 6 hits and 6 runs in one game?

Three times:
Edgardo Alfonzo: August 30, 1999
Shawn Green: May 23, 2002
Joe Randa: September 9, 2004 (G1)

(Green had 4 HR in his game.)

Jere said...

Joe Randa--the smiley guy! I forgot all about him.

allan said...

More on Shaw, from Elias:

Travis Shaw, appearing in just his 10th major-league game, was 4-for-4 with two home runs and five runs scored in the Red Sox' 11-7 home win over the Rays. Only four other players in the modern era (since 1900) have scored five times in one of their first 10 big-league contests: Eddie Moore (1923 Pirates in his MLB debut), Mike Jacobs (2005 Mets in his fourth game), George Watkins (1930 Browns in his 10th game), and Tim Teufel (1983 Twins in his 10th game).

The last Red Sox rookie to score five runs in a game was Walt Dropo, in a 29-4 win over the Browns on June 8, 1950.