Wednesday, May 20, 2009
David Ortiz's homerless streak finally ended, with a bomb to center field in the 5th. It was one of 5 homers the Sox belted, as they exploded for 8 runs. They had 10 extra basehits. Every starter had at least 1 hit.
Kevin Youkilis was 3 for 5 in his return to the Sox. There was absolutely no rust apparent, and he's now hitting .404, which would lead the League if he had more plate appearances. He has a .509 OBP to go with that.
Jason Bay knocked out his 12th homer and knocked in his 41st and 42nd RBI. That's the 2nd most in baseball.
Brad Penny was decent, if a bit lucky. He scattered 9 hits over 6.2 innings. He and the Sox were fortunate that only 2 Blue Jays came across home plate.
Ellsbury tied a Major League record with 12 putouts (catches), the most in a 9 inning game. He also extended his hit-streak to 15 games.
The Sox have played out of their minds in Fenway Park. They're 15-4 at home, and 9-12 on the road.
Man of the Game:
David Ortiz, 2/5, 2 RBI, double, homer
Jon Lester faces Robert Ray Thursday night, looking for the sweep.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola