Friday, July 22, 2016

Pedey-Pa-Looza Rains Downs On Twinkies In 13-2 Win

(AP Photo)
Dustin Pedroia went 5-5, Steven Wright pitched eight solid innings and the Red Sox pounded out 17 hits in a 13-2 shellacking of the Twinkies. The first pitch of the game was a clear omen, as Mookie Betts launched his 19th HR—and the fun was just starting. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley, Jr. also went yard, and five Red Sox had multiple hit games. In fact, this offense is now so potent, that the first five hitters in the order are batting over .300. Boston has now scored 529 runs on the year—in just 93 games. Wright gave up just four hits—walking one and striking out nine. This was complete domination in every phase of the game, and the win kept Boston in first place in the AL East.