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Nelson Cruz goes over the wall as Red Sox rout Rangers, 17-5

Elise Amendola / AP

Fans react as Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz leaps head-first over the wall trying to catch a homer by Boston Red Sox Mike Carp in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., June 4.

By Drew Silva, HardballTalk on NBCSports.com

The Red Sox racked up 17 runs while scoring in each of the first seven innings against the Rangers at Fenway on Tuesday and only had to add one more against position player David Murphy in the eighth to become the 14th team in major league history to score in every inning of a game.

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