Now here's a score you don't see very often in baseball:
O'MALLEY RED SOX 19, VANN RANGERS 17
That's exactly what happened last night at Fenway!
The Red Sox put up 10 runs in the first inning (six of them driven in by David Ortiz, who hit two three-run homers in the same inning). However, by the sixth inning, the Rangers took a 15-14 lead (they scored eight runs in the fifth, and five more in the sixth).
The lead returned to the Red Sox as Kevin Youkilis parked one in the eighth inning for a three-run homer (he also hit a two-run homer in the fifth). This put the Red Sox back ahead to stay.
Here's the linescore:
|O'Malley Red Sox||10||0||2||0||2||0||1||4||X||19||17||2|
I haven't seen a slugfest like that since 1979, when the (now Rigali) Phillies beat the (now George) Cubs 23-22! Also, the 19 runs that the Red Sox scored is the most since 2003, when they smoked the (now Galeone) Marlins in an interleague game 25-8. In that game, the Sox put up 14 runs in the first inning, and 11 before the first out was even made.
I love slugfests (especially when the Red Sox are on the winning end)! :-)