Will Middlebrooks hit three home runs, two off NL CY Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Toronto Blue Jays 13-0 Sunday.
Middlebrooks went 4 for 5 with four RBIs. He hit two home runs off Dickey, a two-run shot to right in the first inning and a solo drive into the second deck in left in the fifth. He connected again off Dave Bush with a leadoff longball to left in the seventh, the first three homer game of his career.
Middlebrooks, who doubled and scored in the third, flied out to the warning track in his final at-bat in the eighth.
Mike Napoli added a two-run shot, and Jacoby Ellsbury and Daniel Nava also went deep as the Red Sox connected for six homers and set season highs for runs and hits (15), one day after getting just two hits in a 5-0 loss and set season highs for runs and hits (15), one day after collecting just two hits in a 5-0 loss.
Nava went back-to-back with Middlebrooks in the seventh, a homer that bounced off the top of the wall in ...