Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The Red Sox didn't have to worry about their biggest weakness tonight, as the game was put away before the bullpen got involved. Boston won 11-4 while compiling 20 hits off four Rockies pitchers. Juan Nicasio started, but lasted just two and a third innings as the Sox pummeled him for 12 hits and seven runs. Each ensuing reliever walked at least one, gave up multiple hits, and gave up at least one run. Four Sox had three hits: Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Daniel Nava, and new starting third baseman Jose Iglesias. In fact, David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia were the lone Sox to register just one hit -- and Papi walked three times. Today isn't going to do anything against Dustin Pedroia's murder charge in Colorado.  No Sox homered, although Stephen Drew came close. He hit a pitch to dead-center -- only a few feet away from his brother's ALCS grand slam six years ago -- but the ball took a funny hop off the top of the wall and came back to the field. The umpires reviewed the play for a whopping eight minutes (it felt like an hour and a half) before determining that there was nothing conclusive to overturn the call, so Drew received a triple instead. (Naturally, Jose immediately slugged him home, so it didn't matter anyway.) Starter Ryan Dempster was solid in six innings, surrendering six hits and walking two. He struck out just four batters, but was relatively efficient in his pitch count. It was Dempster's third win of the month, as his record is up to 5-8. Obviously the win-loss record is quite variable; I'm satisfied with Dempster's performance. A low-4s ERA with surprising strikeout ability in an ultra-competitive AL East is well worth what the Red Sox are paying. The Sox offensive dominance allowed for the bullpen -- well, the good parts -- to get some rest, as Alex Wilson, Craig Breslow, and freshly called up Pedro Beato each took turns. Box score
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Steve Nash: Curry's shooting 'greatest there's ever been'

Chicago Bulls agree to deal with Fred Hoiberg

Russell Westbrook wins Spirit award, pokes fun at himself

Mark May removed from ESPN's ‘College Football Final’

Mark Sanchez backs off dismissal of Tim Tebow


SEC to block transfers with domestic violence, sexual assault history

LeBron James playing through sprained wrist

Justin Hunter on Mariota: He's a real good quarterback

Louis Murphy: Jameis Winston reminds me of Tim Tebow

Zuccarello lost ability to speak after taking puck to head

UAB reportedly reinstating football program

Shaq: I'd take Kobe over LeBron because of 'killer instinct'

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo

WATCH: UAB fans celebrate football reinstatement

Video/audio from aftermath of Jon Jones’ car crash released

Josh Hamilton comeback could be best MLB story of 2015

Lil Wayne goes after ref during anti-violence charity game

UConn created trophy for 'rivalry' series with UCF

Giancarlo Stanton eats a Kit Kat like a savage

Rob Gronkowski to critics: What have I done besides dance?

Bruce Jenner reveals new Caitlyn Jenner identity

WATCH: 'Basketball Wives' star shuts down Jameis Winston

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Chicago Bulls agree to deal with Fred Hoiberg

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo

UAB fans celebrate football reinstatement

Sanchez backs off dismissal of Tebow

Gronk responds to critics of his antics

Bruce Jenner reveals new identity

Report: UAB bringing back football

Sepp Blatter, evil genius

Projecting the NFL's six best defenses

Top five storylines for the 2015 NBA Finals

Fred Hoiberg once mocked Noah

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.