Melky Cabrera’s second homer sailed over the left field wall and smashed a car window across the street.
Just a little extra damage in a game when the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Boston Red Sox.
Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and the Blue Jays won 14-1 on Monday night.
“He didn’t know” his three-run homer in a nine-run sixth inning had cracked the windshield, Cabrera said through a translator. “He saw that after the game.”
Dickey’s knuckleball was so good, he could have done without some of those runs.
“I kind of wish they could divide them up over, like, three starts,” he said. “(I) almost kind of wish we’d have only scored two runs because I felt like I had that kind of knuckleball tonight and saved this outing for when I gave up five, but I’ll take it.”
The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in seven games while the Red Sox lost one day after stopping a five-game slide that began in Toronto with three losses.
Cabrera homered into Boston’s bullpen in right field after Jose Reyes led off the game with a walk. Cabrera made it 9-0 in the sixth with his 14th of the season.
Ryan Goins had four hits and four RBIs for Toronto.
Dickey (9-10) had a season-high 10 strikeouts, allowed a run and walked one as he won for the third time in 10 starts. But against the Red Sox he’s 3-0 with 21 strikeouts and two walks this season.
Clay Buchholz (5-7) left the game after allowing the first three batters to reach in the sixth with one run scoring on a double by Goins.
“They hit the pitches I was missing with,” Buchholz said.
Felix Doubront came in and faced 10 batters, allowing six runs, six hits and two walks. He got his only outs on a sacrifice fly and a forceout.
Everyone in the Blue Jays’ lineup except Reyes scored in the sixth, and Munenori Kawasaki scored twice. Toronto’s 14 runs matched its season-high against Cincinnati on June 20.
Goins had given the Blue Jays a 4-0 lead with a two-run double in the fourth.
Dickey retired the first six batters and struck out at least one in each of his seven innings. He allowed a double in the third to Stephen Drew, an infield single in the fifth to Shane Victorino and an RBI single in the sixth by David Ortiz that made it 13-1.