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Judging by the box score, you never would have guessed that the Sox were losing this game at any point in the evening. Early rainfall threatened the final game of the Sox and Indians two game series, but the weather subsided and the Sox bats came alive. Playing without Kevin Youkilis (back), David Ortiz (neck), and Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring), Boston was still able to score the most runs they have all season in a 13-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
The Sox tied a modern day record in the sixth inning by scoring 12 runs before they recorded their first out. Jason Bay led the assault by hitting a double and home run with 4 RBI in the sixth. In total, the Sox sent 12 men to the plate before Mike Lowell recorded the first out. Rocco Baldelli and J.D. Drew followed suit and when all was said and done, 15 batters had come and gone for Boston in the sixth inning.
Tim Wakefield pitched six strong innings only giving up two earned runs while striking out three batters to improve to 4-1 on the season. The Indians’ Aaron Laffey was the scheduled starter, but instead made a relief appearance in Wednesday night’s game so Cleveland called up Jeremy Sowers from Triple-A and he did not fare well by giving up 7 ER in 5 IP.
Jason Bay, LF: Once again Bay leads the offense. He went 2-5 with a double, his eighth home run, and two RBI. Bay has three home runs in his last four games.
Javier Lopez, RP: If we have to pick on anybody, it is Lopez. Lopez worked one inning of relief and allowed one run to bring his alarmingly high ERA to 10.24.
W: Tim Wakefield (4-1)
L: Jeremy Sowers (0-1)