RED SOX 17, YANKEES 1????? WOW was that a fun blow out to watch or what?
Last night, the Sox pounded out 15 hits, 10 for extra bases (eight doubles, two home runs), and enjoyed nine walks. Thirteen of those hits, and nine of those walks, came in the first six innings.
Johnny Damon lined Redding’s first offering of the night into right field for a single, extending his hitting streak to 27 games, tied for fifth-longest in club history.
The Sox expanded the lead to 9-0 after the third inning, 12-1 after the fourth, and 17-1 after the sixth, when Ortiz launched Buddy Groom’s second pitch of the evening for a grand slam. With that, Ortiz knocked in his fifth run of the night, the most he’s knocked in (he also drove in five at Coors Field in June 2004).
Wells was asked if he’s still motivated by the Yankees disinterest in his services.
”No,” he said. ”They had a reason. I’m not going to hold a grudge about it. I love pitching against them because they’re such a good team.”