'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

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