Red Sox pound Rockies in opener

Red Sox pound Rockies in opener

The Boston Red Sox exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning Wednesday, and cruised to a 13-1 win over the Colorado Rockies in the opener of the World Series at Fenway Park.

Boston won the game as -210 favorites, and the 14 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Manny Ramirez was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and scored three times to lead the Red Sox, and David Ortiz had three hits and two RBIs in Game 1. Josh Beckett surrendered just one run from six hits over seven innings for the victory.

Troy Tulowitzki was 2-for-3 and drove in one run for the Rockies, while Jeff Francis gave up 10 hits and six runs over four innings to suffer the loss.