Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first career home run and finished with three RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox set season highs for hits and runs in a 17-5 rout of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Stephen Drew, Mike Carp and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered for the Red Sox, who scored at least one run in every inning through the first seven and hit for the cycle as a team in the second. The Red Sox finished with 19 hits, eight of them doubles.
It was an abundance of run support for Ryan Dempster (3-6), who ended a streak of five winless starts with his first victory in a month.
David Ortiz had three RBIs, driving in one run with a double in the first and then a pair while legging out a rare triple during Boston's six-run second. Carp also drove in three runs as the Red Sox ended a five-game losing streak against the Rangers.
Five of Boston's six hits in the second were for extra bases and the Red Sox chased Justin Grimm (5-4) after 60 pitches. The Texas rookie allowed eight runs, al...