Max Scherzer was the beneficiary of the outburst, evening his record at 8-8. (Rick Scuteri/AP)
By Tom Singer / MLB.com
The offense erupted for a seven-run third, highlighted by Gerardo Parra's two-run double and Alex Romero's three-run blast, and it didn't stop there, as John Hester became the 101st player to homer in his first career at-bat in the sixth.
BATTING 2B: Montero, M (26, Bazardo), Parra, G (15, Bazardo), Allen (2, Lopez, W). HR: Romero, A (1, 3rd inning off Lopez, W, 2 on, 0 out), Montero, M (13, 6th inning off Lopez, W, 0 on, 0 out), Hester
(1, 6th inning off Lopez, W, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Allen 4; Parra, G 2; Reynolds, Ma; Roberts, R 2; Hester 4; Montero, M 6; Drew 2; Romero, A 4; Scherzer; Upton,
J 2. RBI: Reynolds, Ma 2 (88), Drew 2 (56), Montero, M 2 (47), Parra, G 2 (50), Romero, A 3 (17), Hester 2 (2). 2-out RBI: Drew; Hester 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parra, G; Reynolds, Ma 2. SAC: Scherzer. GIDP: Montero, M. Team RISP: 9-for-14. Team LOB: 5.
FIELDING E: Drew 2 (10, fielding, throw). Outfield assists: Romero, A (Berkman at 3rd base).