Will Middlebrooks knocked in seven runs—on a three-run HR and a grand slam—leading the Red Sox to a 15-5 thrashing of the Rockies on Todd Helton night. Others joined in on the party—Jarrod Saltalamacchia had four hits and drove in three, and Shane Victorino hit a three-run jack. Most importantly, Boston moved to 96 wins—two ahead of Oakland with just three games to play. Jake Peavy was just OK, going six innings and giving up five runs. Boston has today off and moves on to the final series of the regular season in Baltimore on Friday.