May 11, 2016

G34: Red Sox 13, A's 3

A's     - 012 000 000 -  3  8  0
Red Sox - 031 241 02x - 13 17  0
After sweeping the A's, 14-7, 13-5, and 13-3, water can't get much dirtier than this.

In their entire 117-year history, the Red Sox had never had three consecutive games with 13+ runs scored until this week. Baseball Reference's Play Index goes back to 1913, but I checked the other seasons. That's how I know they came close in 1903, when on September 15-17, they scored 12, 14, and 14. Also, on June 20-22, 1912, they scored, 15, 11, 13, and 10 over four games. I'm sure there are other close calls in other seasons.

The 40 runs scored in this series was one run shy of the franchise record for a three-game series. The Red Sox scored 41 runs against the Philadelphia A's on July 4-5, 1939, sweeping a doubleheader 17-7 and 18-12 and winning the next day 6-4.

I'll save you a numbing recap of all the scoring - and the team's season-high 17 hits - and just go through the lineup (read down to the end, though, because JBJ was the star of tonight's hit parade):

Mookie Betts: 2-for-6, 2 RBI, 1 run scored

Dustin Pedroia: 1-for-4, 2-run home run, 1 walk, 1 stolen base, 3 runs scored

Xander Bogaerts: 3-for-5, 1 run scored

David Ortiz: 1-for-3, 2 walks

Hanley Ramirez: 1-for-5, double, 2 RBI

Chris Young: 2-for-5, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 run scored

Travis Shaw: 1-for-3, 1 walk, 1 stolen base, 2 runs scored

Christian Vazquez: 3-for-5, 1 double, 3 runs scored

Jackie Bradley: 3-for-5 (17-game hitting streak), 1 double, 2 home runs, 2 runs scored, 6 RBI (and 13 RBI in the 3-game series!!)

Rick Porcello: 6.2-6-3-2-5, 115

Red Sox: tied for first place at 21-13 (a 100-win pace)
Eric Surkamp / Rick Porcello
Betts, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, 1B
Young, LF
Shaw, 3B
Vazquez, C
Bradley, CF
This Date In Baseball:
1949 - The Chicago White Sox score in every inning and beat the Boston Red Sox, 12-8, at Comiskey Park.


Zenslinger said...

Jason Kipnis has five singles today and hasn't scored. It's in the 15th inning (CLE 3, HOU 3).

All three day games are currently in extra inning ties (3-3, 4-4, 5-5).

allan said...

It's the first time someone has had 5 hits and 0 runs this year.

Happened twice each in 2013, 2014, and 2015. 31 times since start of 2000 season.

allan said...

Searching 1913-present, 5 players have had 6 hits in a game and scored no runs.

allan said...

Jimmie Foxx had 3 singles, 2 doubles, and a triple on May 30, 1930 and did not score!