The Red Sox will be playing with the house's money on Thursday.
11-6 win in The House The Taxpayers Built on Wednesday night. Papi goes deep again in the first inning. Carl Crawford and J.D. Drew both also left the yard.
Tim Wakefield pitched into the sixth inning and gave up five runs, but left with an 8-5 lead. It was his third win of the year, and his 182nd in a Red Sox uniform, 10 away from the team record.
The Sox are now 7-1 against New York this season. It's the third straight series they've taken from NY in 2011. They've beaten them five straight times in the Bronx, and haven't done that since 1939. It's the first time they've won the first five games in New York to start a season since 1913. They've won five straight and are one game up in the AL East.
The Sox have won 33 of their last 49 games, and are an MLB-best 16-6 on the road since April 20.
The Boston Red Sox were 2-10 after 12 games this season. Tonight they have the best record in the American League.