MORE OF "MORGAN'S MAGIC"
(BUT NOT ENOUGH)
Carlos Quintana's 6 RBIs
highlight a 10 run inning
July 30, 1991 ... After an amazing performance
in which Carlos Quintana made his debut in left field in flawless
fashion, he spiced the day by driving in six runs in an 11-6 victory
that ended the worst Red Sox victory drought at Fenway Park since
1927. The Sox had lost nine straight at home, going winless since
before the All-Star break (July 6).
All six of
The Q's RBIs came in the third inning as the cornerstone of a season-high 10-run
splash by the Red Sox. His big blow was a grand slam off Oil Can Boyd, who had
walked the bases loaded. For good measure, Quintana drove in two more runs with
a double off Wayne Rosenthal on his second turn at bat in the inning.
10-run third, though, Sox hitters went back into their funk against Rosenthal
and two other relievers. But it hardly took anything away from Quintana, who
became the 11th player to share the major league record of six RBIs in an
inning. The most recent was Dale Murphy for Atlanta on July 27, 1989. It hadn't
happened in the American League since Jim Lemon did it for the Washington
Senators on September 5, 1959.
Lamp came through in a mop-up role for Kevin Morton, though, leaving the
spotlight squarely on The Q. Quintana was playing left in place of Mike
Greenwell, who was given a few days off with a sprained wrist. Quintana had
played first base, right field and designated hitter as Morgan juggled his
lineup trying to find a run-producing combination.
a 1-0 lead on a home run by Juan Gonzalez in the second inning, his third in two
days. But a solo shot by Ellis Burks, who had three hits, tied it before Texas
edged ahead when Morton balked home a run in the third.