Manny Ramirez went 3-4 with two homers, four RBI’s, and four runs and Wily Mo Pena went 4-5 with one homerun, four RBI’s, and two runs out lasting the Cleveland Indians 14-9.
The New York Yankees also lost 7-0 against Kansas City.
Kason Gabbard started the game for Boston, but did not fare too well coming off back-to-back stellar starts as Gabbard only pitched for 4.2 innings, giving up four hits, five runs, walking three, striking out three, and giving up one tall jack.
Boston (62-40) scored in every inning but three (1st, 6th, and 9th) and their biggest inning was the fifth as the Red Sox knocked in five runs off of Cliff Lee and Jason Stanford.
The Boston lineup scored one run in the second and third innings, three in the seventh, and two in the eighth to round out their scoring.
Ramirez homered in the second and eighth inning for Boston. The second inning homerun for Ramirez was measured at 481 feet which now stands as the third longest homerun in Jacobs Field history.
Julian Tavarez earned the win coming in to relieve Gabbard pitching for 2.1 innings, giving up four runs, two hits, one walk, three strikeouts, and also gave up one homerun.
Hideki Okajima and Javier Lopez backboned the win both pitching one inning each of perfect relief in the eighth and ninth.
Also turning in good performances in the rout of Cleveland were Mike Lowell who was 3-5 with two RBI’s and and Jason Varitek who was 2-5 with two RBI’s in the game.
Pena’s performance seemed almost fitting as Brady Clark was signed by Boston today and has been put on the Pawtucket Red Sox roster.
Cliff Lee suffered the loss pitching for only 4 innings, giving up eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits, he walked three, struck out one, and gave up one homerun.