Middlebrooks hits 3 homers, Red Sox rout Blue Jays
TORONTO (AP) - Will Middlebrooks hit three home runs, Mike Napoli added a two-run shot and the Boston Red Sox roughed up Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 13-0 on 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.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Daniel Nava also went deep as the Red Sox connected for six home runs.