FINAL: Red Sox 13 Orioles 2
Felix Doubront pitched his balls off last night, but Shane Victorino was the story. The dude went 3 for 3 with two home runs and a double and tied a career high with 7 RBI. Oh yea, and he scored four runs. That is the definition of beast mode.
Dont get me wrong. Felix Doubrount was good too. He only allowed four hits, two runs, one walk and struck out seven over 6.2 innings. That is a damn good start. But Shane Victorino gets the well deserved headline today.
It was nice to see Mike Napoli hit a friggin monster home run over the left field wall and onto the roof of the parking garage. Thank you, Rachel Starr. And Id be an asshole if I didnt mention the fact that Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury each had three hits.
Anyway, what makes this win especially sweet is the fact that the Orioles probably came into this series hoping to be the spoiler. You know they would have loved to have come into Fenway Park and swept the Red Sox, gained some ground in the Wild Card race and served the Red Sox some humble pie after taking two of three from the Dodgers. Well, they sucked ass last night.
And the Tampon Bay Rays lost to the Angels, so the Red Sox now have a 2.5 game lead in the AL East. Life is good.