NEW YORK — With each swing, Mike Napoli and the Red Sox are suddenly turning every game into slow-pitch softball.
Napoli hit two home runs, former Ray Jonny Gomes and rookie Xander Bogaerts also connected, and Boston kept up its dizzying scoring spree at Yankee Stadium by bashing New York 13-9 Saturday for a fifth straight win.
"Sometimes you're like, 'What's going on?' Because what we're doing now is pretty crazy," Napoli said.
The AL East leaders became the first visiting team in more than a century to score at least nine runs on three straight days against the Yankees. The last time it happened, they weren't called the Yankees: Boston did it in 1912 to the Highlanders at Hilltop Park.
Add in a 20-4 pasting of the Tigers on Wednesday, and the majors' highest-scoring team has amassed this four-game total: 54 runs, 17 homers and 64 hits.
"We're doing it in bulk right now," Gomes said.
Down 12-3, the Yankees scored four in the sixth and chased John Lackey. Mark Reynolds added a two-run double in the eighth.