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Game: 1
Venue: Fenway Park
Date: June 25, 2013 7:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) - Wilin Rosario hit a home run all the way out of Fenway Park and Michael Cuddyer extended his hitting streak to 22 games.

Other than that, it was a forgettable 3 hours, 40 minutes, for the Colorado Rockies in an 11-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

The Red Sox finished with a season-high 20 hits, including 12 off starter Juan Nicasio before chasing him with one out in the third inning.


``It's a good hitting club,' Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. ``You've really got to command your stuff with that lineup or they make you pay.'

Dustin Pedroia drove in four runs and Ryan Dempster took advantage of an early cushion that kept getting bigger, throwing six solid innings for Boston.

Mike Napoli added two RBIs and Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava and Jose Iglesias joined Pedroia with three hits apiece as the Red Sox gave Dempster an abundance of offense after scoring just two runs in his previous two starts combined.

Dempster (5-8) allowed six hits before leaving with an 8-2 lead and picking up his first victory since June 9.

The Red Sox had at least three hits in every inning until the fifth, when they finally went hitless but still got a runner on base on a two-out walk to David Ortiz. It was also the first inning Boston failed to score after roughing up Nicasio (4-4) early.

Rosario had three hits for the Rockies, including a solo homer in the second that cleared the Green Monster in left field and everything above it. Cuddyer extended his career-best hitting streak, the longest in the majors this season, with a single in the fourth. He finished with two hits but also grounded into a double play to end the first inning after Colorado had runners at first and second with nobody out.

The Rockies finished 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base overall.

Nicasio had his worst start of the season, lasting only 2 1-3 innings and allowing seven runs - six earned - on 12 hits. He walked two and struck out two. He had never allowed more than eight hits in a start this season and the Red Sox had that matched after two innings, taking a 5-1 lead with a pair of runs in the first and three more in the second.

The Red Sox tagged Nicasio again in the third, ending his night after Pedroia's RBI single gave Boston 12 hits with two outs still to go in the inning.

``He looked like he struggled to find any rhythm or tempo tonight,' Weiss said. ``He was in bad counts and that's a tough lineup to get through when you're in bad counts. You're sitting in fastball counts and they know you're throwing your fastball, they don't miss it.'

Adam Ottavino inherited runners at first and second, but got the Rockies out of the jam by striking out Ortiz and getting Napoli on a fly to center.

Boston added a run in the fourth after Stephen Drew tripled to center field on a hit he thought was a home run when it bounced high off the top of the wall. The umpires ruled the ball was in play and Drew was stuck briefly at third. The umpires spent several minutes looking at video replays before returning to the field and signaling that it was going to stay a triple.

Boston fans booed loudly at the call, but quickly forgot about it when Iglesias doubled to left and Drew trotted home to increase the lead to 8-2.

Nolan Arenado had three hits and an RBI for the Rockies.

Dempster's only glaring mistake came in the second inning on a 3-1 slider to Rosario, who drove it way out of Fenway Park for his 12th home run of the season. The solo shot landed in a raised parking lot across the street.

``I didn't see it,' Dempster said. ``I think it hit a car on the turnpike, probably. It happens.'

NOTES: The Red Sox topped their 19 hits in a 17-5 rout of Texas on June 4. ... The two-game interleague series wraps up Wednesday afternoon with RHP Roy Oswalt (0-1) facing Boston RHP John Lackey (4-5). ... Nicasio started the season 3-0, but hasn't won since beating San Francisco on May 19. ... Napoli's two RBIs gave him 52 before the midway point of his first season in Boston. ... The Red Sox optioned struggling third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket before the game. Middlebrooks has hit .192 in 53 games for Boston this season, missing 16 with a lower back strain. ... The Red Sox also recalled right-hander Pedro Beato from Pawtucket after placing left-hander Franklin Morales on the DL with a strained muscle on the left side of his chest.

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