BOSTON -- The way things had been going for Red Sox bats, Friday night was a welcome offensive onslaught.
Facing seven different Indians pitchers, Boston scored more runs than it had in its four previous games combined and beat Cleveland, 10-3.
The 10 runs were the most the Red Sox had scored all season.
The outpouring began thanks to the wildness of former Red Sox righty and Indians starter Justin Masterson.
After starting the second inning with back-to-back walks and a Daniel Nava single, Masterson allowed a two-run double to AJ Pierzynski on a first-pitch fastball. Two batters later, Jackie Bradley Jr. followed up with an RBI triple to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.
The Indians tied the game on back-to-back doubles off of John Lackey in the third, but the home team responded quickly in the bottom half.
Once again, Masterson walked two to start the inning -- which promptly ended his night after 59 pitches -- and Mike Napoli came through with an opposite-field two-run double to re-take the lead that the Sox never lost.
Up 5-3, Lackey worked clean, quick innings. From the fourth through the sixth innings, he allowed just two base runners.
Boston had a field day with Cleveland's late relievers Mark Rzepczynski, Bryan Shaw and Josh Outman in the seventh to finish off their torrid night at the plate.
Bradley Jr. and Brock Holt began the inning with a pair of singles and were brought home on a wall-ball double by Dustin Pedroia, who became a father for the third time on Friday morning as he and his wife Kelli welcomed their son Brooks.
An error by right fielder David Murphy on Napoli's single scored Pedroia and Nava stroked a double down the left-field line to bring home Ortiz, who had reached via intentional walk -- his third free pass of the game.
Xander Bogaerts put a cap on the scoring when he ended a nine-pitch at-bat against Cleveland righty Cody Allen with a line-drive home run planted off the light tower in left field. Before that hit, Bogaerts had been in the middle of an 0-for-19 stretch.
Lackey left the game with two out in the seventh, giving way to Andrew Miller. He finished with 110 pitches (72 for strikes) and allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk. He struck out five.
Miller pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and righty Burke Badenhop struck out the side in the ninth.