18 hits and 14 runs. It wasn't too long ago when it might take the Red Sox 2 weeks to accumulate that much offense.
Forget about getting double digits runs this year, the Red Sox have struggled with getting a crooked number in their final box score let alone an inning column. 2,4,2,6 those are the crooked numbers the Red Sox up up in innings 2-5 in their first game of a four game series in Toronto. Now that my friends is how you start a roadtrip.
Besides scoring early and often, the Red Sox also taxed the Blue Jays' pitching staff. As a team they had 8 extra base hits (4 doubles and 4 home runs) and 8 2-out RBIs.
Offensively Stephen Drew set the tone. Yes, you read that correctly. Drew went 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs and a home run. Later Ortiz would get into the act by getting 2 home runs of his own.
Defensively the Red Sox were solid. Brock Holt made a great catch on a line drive before running into the wall. He would get back to his feet with a huge grin and the ball still in his glove. Jackie Bradley Jr. again made difficult outfield plays look effortless.
John Lackey was great on the mound giving up one run on 2 hits. He only needed 76 pitches to make it through 7 innings. Personally, I think the Red Sox need to talk to Lackey and come to some mutually beneficial terms for the next year or two.