Boston 6, Miami 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 37261

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 7 0
Boston 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 6 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 33-36 17-18 16-18 L4
Boston 36-33 17-19 19-14 W5

Recap



Red Sox 6, Marlins 5: Will Middlebrooks had three hits and four RBIs, including a tying two-run blast in the eighth, and Boston rallied to finish off a three-game sweep of visiting Florida.
The Red Sox have won five straight and seven of eight.

Middlebrooks tied the game twice, knotting it at 3 with an RBI single in the fifth and tying it at 5 with his eighth home run - a two-run shot to center - against reliever Edward Mujica (0-3) in the eighth. MIddlebrooks also had an RBI single in the fourth.


The Red Sox kept the eighth-inning rally going when Ryan Kalish singled, took two bases on a groundout by Mike Aviles and scored the go-ahead run on Daniel Nava's single to center.

Boston's second rally was necessitated after Giancarlo Stanton hit a tie-breaking home run over the Green Monster in the sixth inning. Stanton hit a rocket over the 37-foot fence in left for his 15th homer, blasting a 1-2 breaking ball from Daisuke Matsuzaka to snap a 3-3 tie.

Omar Infante added to the lead later in the inning with an RBI double high off the Green Monster against reliever Andrew Miller.

Matsuzaka remained winless in three starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. He allowed four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Scott Atchison (2-0) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings of relief for the win, and Alfredo Aceves pitched a perfect ninth for his 18th save.

Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano allowed three runs on five hits over five innings. He walked four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Red Sox improved to 33-2 when leading after eight innings. … Boston's David Ortiz went 0-for-3 to snap his six-game hitting streak. … Miami dropped to 4-14 in June after going 21-8 in May. … The Red Sox hit eight home runs in the series. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Boston
Carlos Zambrano Player Daisuke Matsuzaka
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.1
3 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 4
5.40 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Miami   Boston
Giancarlo Stanton Player Will Middlebrooks
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 4
1 HR 1
5 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 7 1 11 .212 6 5 5 1 3 0
Boston 9 1 13 .281 21 4 6 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Marlins have a W/L % of .515 after a win and .444 after a loss.