Game 29: Boston Red Sox defeat the Cleveland Indians, 13 - 3
Cleveland - 000 02 0 010 - 3 7 0
Red Sox - 100 0012 00x - 13 13 0
After David Ortiz was scratched from the original lineup, Terry Francona shuffled things around and his batting order looked more appropriate for a split squad Grapefruit game in March.
Those nine hitters made American League history in the sixth inning when they scored 12 runs before making an out. The previous AL record had been 11 runs by the Tigers against the Yankees on June 17, 1925. Boston's outburst also tied the major league record, set by the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Phillies, in the eighth inning on May 24, 1953.
The Red Sox rounded the bases at a rapid rate and broke an 84-year-old AL record.
Twelve batters came up and all 12 scored before Boston made its first out more than a half hour into the bottom of the sixth inning of a 13-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
The Indians retire none of the first 12 batters we send up in the sixth. And all 12 score before an out is recorded. Red Sox roll 13-3, with Youk, Jacoby, and Papi out. Lugo and Rocco came through. Well, everybody did in that one inning...