Saltalamacchia, Red Sox dominate IndiansMay 14, 2012 - 2:09 AM
Daniel Nava added two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored in the onslaught for Boston, which has won three straight after dropping eight of its previous nine contests.
Will Middlebrooks belted a solo shot among his two hits, scored three runs and drove in two while Adrian Gonzalez chipped in with a pair of doubles and two runs scored.
Daniel Bard (3-4) surrendered a run on six hits and four walks in six innings for the Red Sox.
Justin Masterson (1-3) was touched for six runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings for Cleveland, which has dropped five of its last six.
The Red Sox surged ahead early and plated four two-out runs in the opening frame. After Ryan Sweeney and Dustin Pedroia grounded out, Ortiz walked and Gonzalez slapped a double to left.
Middlebrooks then drilled a single to left, plating Ortiz, before Nava slugged a double off the Green Monster, scoring Gonzalez. Cody Ross was then hit by a pitch, preceding Saltalamacchia's single to right-center, which brought home Middlebrooks and Nava to make it 4-0.
"Everyone was hitting," said Nava. "I was just happy to be involved."
With the bases loaded and one away in the third, Asdrubal Cabrera walked to bring home a run, but Bard escaped the frame with minimal damage after Travis Hafner grounded into an inning-ending, 4-6-3 double play.
Middlebrooks smacked a solo shot in Boston's half of the third to make it 5-1.
The Red Sox added an insurance run in the sixth inning and six more in the seventh. Saltalamacchia cracked an RBI single to left in the sixth, giving Boston a 6-1 lead.
In the seventh, Ortiz smacked an RBI single to center, Nava brought home two with a double to deep center, Ortiz scored on a wild pitch and Saltalamacchia belted a two-run shot to straightaway center, extending the cushion to 12-1.
Boston was 7-for-11 with runners in scoring position...Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine turned 62 years old on Sunday...Boston has reached double figures in scoring in a Major League-leading nine games this season.
- CLEVELAND: 1
May 13 4:12 PM
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia one-out, two-run Home Run (5) to center scored Daniel Nava. Mike Aviles due up.
Indians 1, Red Sox 12 Bot 7, 1 OutMay 13 3:47 PM
- Daniel Nava double to center scored Adrian Gonzalez and Will Middlebrooks. Runner on second with none out and Cody Ross due up.
Indians 1, Red Sox 10 Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 13 3:46 PM
- Will Middlebrooks walked. On the play, Dan Wheeler's wild pitch scored David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez advances to third on the wild pitch. David Ortiz scored on a wild pitch. Runner on first and third with none out and Daniel Nava due up.
Indians 1, Red Sox 8 Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 13 3:45 PM
- David Ortiz single to center scored Dustin Pedroia. Runner on first with none out and Adrian Gonzalez due up.
Indians 1, Red Sox 7 Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 13 3:36 PM
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia single to left scored Daniel Nava. Runner on first with one out and Mike Aviles due up.
Indians 1, Red Sox 6 Bot 6, 1 OutMay 13 3:20 PM
- Will Middlebrooks one-out, solo Home Run (4) to left. Daniel Nava due up.
Indians 1, Red Sox 5 Bot 3, 1 OutMay 13 2:28 PM
- Asdrubal Cabrera walk scored Jack Hannahan. Bases loaded with one out and Travis Hafner due up.
Indians 1, Red Sox 4 Top 3, 1 OutMay 13 2:20 PM
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia single to right scored Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava. On the play, Cody Ross advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Mike Aviles due up.
Indians 0, Red Sox 4 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 13 1:54 PM
- Daniel Nava double to left scored Adrian Gonzalez. On the play, Will Middlebrooks advances to third. Runners on second and third with two outs and Cody Ross due up.
Indians 0, Red Sox 2 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 13 1:47 PM
- Will Middlebrooks single to left scored David Ortiz. On the play, Adrian Gonzalez advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Daniel Nava due up.
Indians 0, Red Sox 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 13 1:46 PM
- CLEVELAND: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 13 1:35 PM
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