Red Sox Honor Farrell With Highest Run Total Of 2015
Hours after their manager announced that he had lymphoma, the Red Sox unleashed their most productive offense of the season in a 15-1 drubbing of the Seattle Mariners. John Farrell made the emotional announcement in his pre-game press conference in the presence of two of his stars—Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz. Boston was paced by rookies Travis Shaw (2 HRs) and Rusney Castillo (2-run, tie-breaking HR) in a 21-hit attack. Nine players had multiple hit games, and beleaguered starter Joe Kelly went six solid innings. This may have been a true statement game by The Carmine Hose—a statement of love and support for their skipper.