HOUSTON -- The topper of the night for the Red Sox in Wednesday's 10-0 win over the Astros was Dan Butler's ninth-inning, two-run home run off Gustavo Chacin that hit the railroad track in left field and bounced out of Minute Maid Park.
"I don't know if you guys could see the dugout when Butler came in the dugout, but you got a Major League team, veterans, that are mobbing him," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "Everybody knew his family was here. That was really fun. That was fun for him and his family."
Butler's parents and grandparents drove 18 hours from northern Arizona to attend the exhibition game.
"As I was running around the bases I didn't know what to do," said Butler. "I was like, 'Wow, what's going on right now?' When I got to the plate it sunk in. It was a good feeling."