Ross, Gonzalez Power Red Sox Without Ortiz

July 19, 2012 12:00 AM
Ross, Gonzalez Power Red Sox Without Ortiz
" BOSTON (CBS) – Without David Ortiz, someone needed to pick up the slack in the Red Sox offense.

On Wednesday night, Cody Ross had the honors.

Ross, batting third for the first time this season, smacked a pair of three-run homers and drove in six of Boston’s 10 runs in their 10-1 win over the White Sox at Fenway Wednesday night.

Ross had a feeling every time he stepped to the plate he had the opportunity to do something big. Each time, he made the most of it.

“It’s just one of those nights where you feel like every time you come up there were runners in scoring position and I had an opportunity to (drive them in),” he said following his third multi-homer game of the year. “Just having Jacoby (Ellsbury) and Carl (Crawford) have been huge for use; getting on base and wreaking havoc on the base paths.”

Read: Ortiz Lands On DL With Heel Injury

Ross’ first home run came in the bottom of the third, when he took Chicago starter Pedro Hernandez deep to left to break up a 1-1 tie "

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