'Backbreakers'

David Ortiz and Mike Lowell celebrate Lowell's homer
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

Sox Pile Up Two-Out Runs Again

Late bloomers | Boston 12, Chicago 8
Sox Score 11 of Their 12 Runs With Two Outs
To Cover Up a Stinker By Buchholz
Lowell Stays Red-Hot With Out-of-the-Park Shot

Over the past three days, 28 of the Red Sox’ 30 runs have scored with two outs. The runs can demoralize an opponent - "backbreakers," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. They also have allowed Boston to maintain a 1 1/2-game lead in the American League wild-card race over the idle Texas Rangers.

"I think everyone has kind of been waiting for this. It’s kind of been searching for that offensive identity all year. We've not really been consistent. We haven't had the games like this, like we kind of envisioned early on." -- Jason Bay

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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