Entering Saturday night’s contest Stephen Drew was hitting just .223 with a .307 OBP and .389 slugging mark. Since coming off the DL he was 1-for-15. He was not concerned.

“I feel great. I think I’ve hit the ball well just have nothing to show for it” said Drew. “I don’t think I’m in a slump. I think my at-bats are great. We ran into some tough pitching and untimely hitting. I’m hitting balls on the screws and just right at ‘em. That’s unfortunate.”

The shortstop found greater fortune on Saturday night in part because he took luck out of the equation. Drew was 3-for-4 with a pair of homers while matching a career-high by driving in five runs and with Shane Victorino also launching a solo homer the Sox romped to a 7-3 victory to leave behind the baggage of a two-game stretch in which they had managed just a single run.

The victory did come with something of an asterisk for the Sox as David Ortiz got ejected for a rage-filled convulsion that followed a balls-and-strikes argument with home plate umpire Tim Timmons. Ortiz whose beef was with a 3-0 pitch called a strike (it was clearly high) and a borderline 3-1 offering returned to the dugout and smashed his bat into splinters on the corner of the dugout by a bullpen phone with splinters forcing teammates to take cover. He was ejected by Timmons and stormed back on the field getting restrained by manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo before stomping back into the dugout where teammate Dustin Pedroia got in the slugger’s face for the potential damage he might have done to his team and teammates.