Rays - 000 031 000 - 4 13 0 Red Sox - 030 101 10x - 6 8 0
Doubront (5-9-4-1-7, 96) couldn't kept his pitches down in the fifth and was hit for three runs; he surrendered a leadoff homer in the sixth and was pulled. Scott Atchison allowed a single and a walk before getting a strikeout. Padilla then fanned Desmond Jennings and retired Carlos Pena on a fly to right. In the eighth, Morales allowed two one-out singles, but got Jennings to fly to left and Pena to ground to shortstop. Alfredo Aceves pitched a perfect ninth, and was helped out by a diving catch in right-center by Jason Repko.
In the Boston second, Kevin Youkilis singled, Ortiz doubled, and Ross cleared everything in left. Kelly Shoppach drove in Ortiz in the fifth, and Flo's second double of the afternoon scored Yook in the sixth. Mike Aviles added an insurance homer to dead center in the seventh.
Ortiz is 9-for-13 in this series (with 8 RBI) and has five multi-hit games this season. He's hitting .444 through nine games.
Boston goes for the sweep at 11 AM tomorrow with Daniel Bard on the hill.
Matt Moore / Felix Doubront
After totaling only 22 runs in their first six games, the Red Sox have scored 21 times in their last 9 innings! Despite a 3-5 record, the two blowouts against the Rays have given them a positive run differential (+2) for the first time this season.
Moore makes the third start of his young career, while Doubront starts for the fifth time. Doubront lasted only five innings in Toronto last Monday, running up a high pitch count (5-4-2-3-6, 101). Moore faced the Tigers in his first start of the season (6.2-4-2-5-4, 106).
Che-Hsuan Lin was in center field for the top of the ninth inning yesterday, but did not touch the ball. After the game, he was optioned back to Pawtucket. For now, call him "Moonlight". ... Another PawSox outfielder, Jason Repko, 31 years old and a career .226/.297/.350 hitter, is expected to be called up for today's game. In four games for the PawSox, Repko is 7-for-13.