Red Sox offense keeps rolling

June, 21, 2011
6/21/11
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The Boston Red Sox continued their winning ways with a 14-5 win against the San Diego Padres, powered by a 10-run seventh inning.

It was their first inning with 10 or more runs since May 7, 2009, when they scored 12 runs in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians. With the win, the Red Sox pulled into a tie with the idle Minnesota Twins for the highest win percentage in June this season.

The Red Sox scored 14 runs in a game for the sixth time this season, the most such games in MLB. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other team in the past 60 years with at least six instances of 14 runs in a game, through the first 72 games of a season, was the 2000 Rockies.

Adrian Gonzalez played his first game against his former team since being traded by San Diego to Boston in the offseason. Gonzalez finished 3-for-5 with 3 RBI, pushing his season batting average to .353 and his RBI total to 67 -- both of which lead MLB.

David Ortiz extended his home hit streak to 14 games with a hit in his first plate appearance. Ortiz saw 14 pitches in his first plate appearance, the most pitches he has ever seen in a single plate appearance in his career.

During his current hit streak at Fenway Park, Ortiz is batting .491 with 13 RBI in the 14-game stretch.

Gonzalez and Ortiz weren't the only ones locked in during Monday's win. The Red Sox first five hitters (Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis and Ortiz) combined for nine hits and nine RBI.

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