Rocco Baldelli singled home two runs in the bottom of the sixth for the Red Sox giving them a 4-2 lead. For Boston, it was all the run support they needed but it didn’t stop there.
The Red Sox went on to break an 84-year-old-American League record scoring 12 runs in one inning before recording an out. Jason Bay capped off the offensive splurge in the sixth with a three-run homer, his eighth of the season, to tie the modern major league mark.
Tim Wakefield went six solid innings allowing four hits, two runs and four walks. Wakefield earned his fourth win of the season throwing 101 pitches and striking out three batters.
Stars of the Game – Offense
Bay had the most RBI’s, four on the night, pushing his total to 29 on the season. Dustin Pedroia drove in three and and Jeff Bailey, Baldelli and George Kottaras had two RBI’s apiece.
Next Game – 5/08 vs. Tampa Bay Rays – James Shields/Brad Penny
After that kind of offensive game maybe Boston can get to Shields tonight. In his last start against Boston, Shields earned the win on 7 1/3 innings pitched, six hits, two runs, two walks and six strikeouts.