Salty looking to tie Fisk in Sox's records book

Salty looking to tie Fisk in Sox's records book

TORONTO -- Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is chasing Red Sox history down the final stretch of the regular season.

The backstop entered Sunday's finale against the Blue Jays with a career-high 24 homers, which is tied for the second most among Major League catchers this season. With two more blasts, Saltalamacchia would tie the club record for most homers by a catcher in a single season, held by Carlton Fisk, who launched 26 home runs in both 1973 and '77.

Saltalamacchia's 24 home runs are tied for the fourth most in a single season by a catcher in Red Sox history.

"It was brought to my attention. ... Obviously it would be a great accomplishment, but that's getting back into my old habits of trying to swing for the fence, and it never really worked out," Saltalamacchia said about chasing down Fisk's record.

"So I want the same approach and use the other way and continue to put good wood on the ball, and it's going to go."

A.J. Pierzynski of the White Sox is the only catcher who has hit more home runs than Saltalamacchia this season.