Red Sox Add 11 Runs To Four Day Scoring Total
Updated: May 13
Who are these Red Sox and will they ever stop beating up on opposing pitchers. In their three-game sweep of the Oakland A’s from Monday through Wednesday, Boston scored 40 runs, and in their opener on Thursday against the Houston Astros, they added 11 more, to total 51 runs in four days.
As of Friday, the Red Sox lead all major league teams with 207 runs, 367 hits, 90 doubles, 198 RBI’s, .295 batting average, .485 slugging, and a .841 OPS.
As a team they batted .281 in April and currently in May they are batting .327, which also leads the league by a wide margin. (Milwaukee Brewers are second with a .292 BA).
As Boston pounded out 14 hits en-route to an 11-1 victory, David Price was busy mowing down hitters in his 6.2 innings of work. In all he allowed one run on six hits, with one walk and 12 strikeouts to earn his fifth win on the season against one loss.
With the win the Sox improved to 22-13 and still share a tie for first with the Baltimore Orioles, with a showdown is looming at the end of the month.
Original Post: May 12
The Boston Red Sox (21-13) have won seven of their last 10 games, currently on a 4-game winning streak and tied with the Baltimore Orioles (20-12) for first place in the American League East.
But the last three nights they have shown how dangerous they can be, as they swept the Oakland A’s scoring 40 runs on 48 hits, in three straight routs.
On Monday, Boston posted 14 runs on 15 hits, highlighted by Jackie Bradley Jr’s 3 for 5 night, which included a grand slam and six RBI’s. The Sox broke the game open in the fourth when they posted six runs on three doubles and two singles.
On the mound, Clay Buchholz tossed five innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with two walks and two strikeouts to earn his second win on the season in the Red Sox 14-7 victory.
On Tuesday, the Red Sox scored 13 runs on 16 hits with Hanley Ramirez taking the stage with a mammoth 468 foot home run over the left center field fence. Travis Shaw also had a big game finishing a triple shy of the cycle, with a 3 for 4 night, two runs, a double, home run and five RBI’s.
Boston took an early 8-0 lead with three run in the first and five in the third and held on for the 13-5 victory.
On the mound, journeyman Sean O’Sullivan won his first game of the season, after tossing six innings, allowing four runs on 12 hits, no walks and three strikeouts.
On Wednesday, the Red Sox kept their offensive explosion going adding 13 runs on 17 hits, as Bradley went yard twice and for the second time in the series, he drove in six runs.
Boston scored 11 runs from the second to the six, and added two more in the eighth to secure another lopsided victory.
Rick Porcello tossed 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with two walks and five strikeouts to earn his sixth win of the season against one loss.
For the most part the A’s have been in their games, win or loss, but it started on Sunday when they allowed 11 runs against the Baltimore Orioles and then it continued in Boston.
As for the Red Sox are on a mission this season, especially with the impending retirement of David Ortiz.
Is a championship in the cards? Well if they continue to hit the ball this way, they may just run away with it all.
Exciting times in Boston as a Legend bids his farewell.
Note from Editor:
Mistake was made on the initial article stating the Red Sox scored 27 runs in the sweep, when they actually scored 40 runs. Mistake corrected.