Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/5/13
The Red Sox sent 15 different players to the plate at some point during Thursday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Seven of those players hit a home run. The Boston offense turned in its most impressive outing of the season Thursday, as the Sox absolutely hammered the American League Central-leading Tigers 20-4 in the series finale of a three-game set. When it was all said and done — the Tigers probably should have thrown in the towel at some point — the Red Sox had hit eight home runs. The eight dingers matched a franchise record for home runs in a single game. They also did it on the 4th of July back in 1977. When it was all said and done seven Red Sox players — Stephen Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz (twice), Will Middlebrooks (grand slam), Daniel Nava, Ryan Lavarnway and Mike Napoli — hit a home run. It was the first time in franchise history that seven different players had hit a home run in a game. See all eight home runs in the video below. Your browser does not support iframes. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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