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
on Thursday night.
''It gets kind of crowded at the helmet rack,''
said. ''I know that everybody wants to get up there.''
Boston broke the AL record of 11 runs in an inning before making an out and tied the modern major league mark of 12. It accomplished
the feat without three injured regulars -
They were replaced by Bailey and
, who each drove in two runs in the inning, and
, who began it with a single, his third hit of the game.
''It was pretty sweet, especially with a makeshift squad out there,'' said Bailey, who was recalled from the minors on April
Baldelli's two-run double gave Boston a 4-2 lead,
hit a three-run homer and an RBI double and three other batters had two-run hits in the sixth when the
obliterated a 2-1 deficit.
''You've got to give Rocco credit,'' Cleveland's
said. ''That at-bat changed the game.''
Boston had nine hits and three walks in the inning before
on a grounder to third, drawing cheers from the crowd. Then he struck out Baldelli and got J.D. Drew on a grounder to second.
got mad because he was the first one who made an out. It was a little funny,'' Lugo said.
The inning turned a one-run deficit for
(4-1) into a 13-2 lead. He allowed two runs to score in the fifth on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by
and won his fourth straight decision.
''I feel very confident. I've been getting deep into games,'' Wakefield said. ''That's my job here as the fourth or fifth
(0-1) gave up one run on four hits through five innings. But he left the game after allowing the first six batters to reach
base in the sixth.
tied the mark for games since 1900 set by the Brooklyn Dodgers on May 24, 1953. The Dodgers had 12 runs in the eighth inning
of a 16-2 win at Philadelphia, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
The previous AL record was set by the
, who scored 11 runs in the sixth inning in a 19-1 win at the
New York Yankees
on June 17, 1925.
''You've got to have people come up from the bullpen and get people out,'' Cleveland manager
said. ''It just can't keep happening. We've tried everybody.''
After Lugo's leadoff single in the sixth,
walked and Bay doubled in the tying run. Lowell was walked intentionally and Baldelli singled in two runs. Drew then walked
replaced Sowers, who was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday after starter
was moved to the bullpen to help the Indians struggling relief corps.
But Kobayashi did even worse.
He allowed hits to all five batters he faced. Bailey doubled in two runs before
's infield single loaded the bases.
then doubled home two more. Lugo's single reloaded the bases and Pedroia singled in two runs, making it 10-3 and chasing Kobayashi.
Then Bay, on a 3-1 pitch from Herges, hit his eighth homer of the season to right-center field.
Notes: Ortiz was scratched from the lineup with a stiff neck, Youkilis missed his third straight game with tightness in his
left side and Ellsbury sat out his second in a row with a tight right hamstring. ...
's 15-game hitting streak ended. ... Boston is 16-5 in its last 21 games. ... Wedge gave CF
the night off. It's ''something we talked about three or four days ago,'' Wedge said. ''It's a good day with (knuckleballer)
Wakefield. It's right in the middle of a 17-day stretch'' of games. ... Cleveland IF
was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus.