BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox offense was red hot against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night, scoring 20 runs on 19 hits as they took two of three from the AL Central leaders.
Here are some notes from the Sox’ big offensive outburst at Fenway Park:
– The eight home runs hit by the Red Sox match the franchise’s single-game record. Boston also hit eight home runs on July 4, 1977 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
– The eight home runs hit by Boston totaled 3,168 feet, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Recap: Red Sox Rout Tigers 20-4
– Seven different players (Stephen Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Will Middlebrooks, Daniel Nava, Ryan Lavarnway, Mike Napoli) hit a home run on Wednesday, the most ever by Boston.
– The 20 runs scored are the most by the Red Sox since a 25-8 win over the Florida Marlins on June 27, 2003.
– The Sox won by 16 runs, the club’s largest differential since a 17-1 victory on July 15, 2007 against the New York Yankees.
– Boston scored at least one run in every inning in which they batted with the exception of the first inning.,
– The eight runs the Red Sox scored in the sixth inning matched a season high for a single inning.
– David Ortiz went 3-for-5 with two home runs, and his sixth inning double was the 2,000th hit of his career.
– Will Middlebrooks’ sixth inning grand slam was Boston’s fifth of the season.
– Daniel Nava got the start in left for Boston, and went 2-for-4 at the plate. He has now reached safely in 39 straight starts, the longest active on-base streak as a starter and the third-longest streak in the AL overall this season behind Miguel Cabrera’s 44 game streak and Mike Trout’s 40-game streak.
– The eight home runs given up by the Tigers is a new franchise record.
– The 16-run margin of defeat is the Tigers’ largest of the season, and the 20 runs are the most the team has given up since 2004.
– Boston went 7-2 on their home stand, outscoring opponents 59-27.