Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Mistake By The Lake

Yeah, those Indians sure are for real! Well, maybe if they release Mitch Talbot. The Red Sox jumped on the second-year hurler for 8 runs in just three innings on the way to a 14-2 whooping of the Tribe.

The Sox hit four HRs—Salty, Crawford, Pedroia, Ortiz—and pounded out 20 hits in all. Carl Crawford went 4-4, with two doubles to go with this long ball.

Jon Lester improved to 7-1—going 6 shutout innings, striking out 7 and giving up only 3 hits. So, temporarily at least, the Sox sit atop the AL East—until the Jays lose again in the Bronx (Editor's Note: The Jays lost 7-3).