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Red Sox wrecking crew does it again, beats Yanks 13-9

Sep 7, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes runs after he hit three-run home run off New York Yankees David Huff  in MLB game in New York Reuters

The Yankees have scored 25 runs the last three days, with no victories to show for it.

That’s because the Red Sox bashed their way to another win Saturday, hitting four homers in a 13-9 game. They’ve scored 34 runs so far in the series and 54 in their last four games.

The 34 runs is the most scored in three straight days by a single visiting team in the history of Yankee Stadiums, according to The Associated Press. The last time a team scored more against the “Yankees” in New York was in 1912, when the Red Sox played the Highlanders at Hilltop Park.

Mike Napoli, who had a streak of nine straight plate appearances reaching base snapped when he lined out to short in the third, hit two of the homers today. Jonny Gomes also went deep, and young Xander Bogaerts hit the first of his career.

It was another brutal day for the Yankees. Derek Jeter joined relievers David Robertson and Boone Logan as the third player to get hurt in the series. He left the game in the sixth inning with soreness around his surgically repaired left ankle.

The Red Sox totaled 10 runs for the 17th time this season, which is tied with the Cardinals and Tigers for the most in baseball. They lead the majors with 754 runs scored, 31 more than Detroit.

Boston will have to try to keep it going against Hiroki Kuroda when it attempts the four-game sweep on Sunday. Jon Lester will start for the Red Sox.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    This series has not featured strong pitching performances by either team. Tomorrow’s game should be different. Lester has been pitching better than Kuroda lately, so the odds favor a 4 game Boston sweep.

  2. rollinghighwayblues - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    After the 20 run throttling of the Tigers on Wednesday I had the Red Sox scoring maybe five runs this entire series…I couldn’t have been more wrong. The Red Sox bats relentlessly continue to not give up at-bats, grinding out each and every one it seems. That and punishing balls left over the heart of the plate.

    Also, I try and I try to listen to Tim McCarver and enjoy his commentary and his knowledge but his bravado makes me sick. The way he delivers very elementary stats as if he found the Holy Grail is something I cannot stomach.

    • sabatimus - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      Well, he himself did admit that he’s lost count of how many times he was concussed during his career. Makes sense.

    • aceshigh11 - Sep 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      “Hey, check this stat out: this season…David Ortiz…is batting….311. WOW. How about that?”

      *dead silence*


  3. dondada10 - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Tampa needs to start capitalizing on these losses.

  4. biasedhomer - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    This years Red Sox team has that same laid back attitude as the 2004 Red Sox.

    All they need is the pitching to get hot in the playoffs and they will be on their way to another championship.

    • aceshigh11 - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      Yep, definitely.

      Gomes and Napoli, in particular, remind me of Kevin Millar and Johnny Damon…they’ve got that Cowboy Up, Idiot enthusiasm.

  5. aceshigh11 - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    This Red Sox team is white-hot offensively. They’ve unleashed an absolutely brutal assault with their bats as of late.

    Unfortunately, as proudlycanadian mentioned, the pitching hasn’t looked so sharp. Lackey gave up 7 earned runs today, which is WAY out of character for how he’s been pitching this year.

    Thankfully we have the reliable Craig Breslow and the brilliant Koji Uehara in the bullpen as a firewall.

    Uehara, by the way, completed a “hidden” perfect game last night, retiring his 27th straight batter, in relief of course…very cool.

    Tomorrow night will be very interesting. They’re going to cool off at some point, so that 7.5 game cushion in the AL East will be a godsend as Farrell figures out who to rest as October creeps up.

  6. tfbuckfutter - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    They mentioned in last nights game that it was the first time since like 1947 that the Yankees had scored 8 runs in back to back games and lost both games. I wonder if 3-in-a-row has ever happened.

    Also, my favorite part of last nights game on the YES network was them kissing Boone Logan’s ass like MAD, and then when he gave up the grand slam they started blaming Ichiro’s route running for not making a HR-robbing catch.

  7. pisano - Sep 7, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    What else is new? no offense to the Sox, but there isn’t a pitcher on the Yankee team. The Sox bang the hell out of the ball, the only thing that can stop them is good pitching, which the Yankees don’t have. A total overhaul to that team is in order in the off season, as the Sox did, if not we’ll see the same next year.

    • Old Gator - Sep 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      Given the Steinbrenners’ current frame of mind, it’s more likely they’ll just go out and buy rocking chairs for the home dugout.

    • dan1111 - Sep 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      The Yankees have above average pitching overall. Huff may have been cannon fodder, but Nova and Pettitte are respectable starters. And there was a Rivera blown save somewhere in there, too.

  8. theskinsman - Sep 7, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Jeter getting pulled helped the Yanks chances.He is lost at the plate,and it’s embarrassing to watch him try to field. Stay down, Jeter, until you’re 100%.

    • nbjays - Sep 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM

      Jetes will never be 100% again. Time to hang ’em up.

  9. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 7, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    It’s really weird as an Orioles fan, rooting for the Red Sox. This time of year does that to a guy.

  10. bigjimatch - Sep 7, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    The Steinberenners need to sell this team immediately.

    • bruininnh1984 - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      the steinbrenners are as much a part of the yankees as those monuments out in left field. they’re not going anywhere anytime soon, or as long as the yankees are profitable. same as henry, werner, and luchino

  11. the8man - Sep 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    If you are going to do what the Red Sox have done, and considering their position and the time of the season, there is no better time to do it.

  12. historiophiliac - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Use ’em all up now, BloSox.

    • bobwsc - Sep 8, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      eat crap

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