Red Sox - 001 102 060 - 10 14 0 Marlins - 000 001 100 - 2 4 1Felix Doubront followed up his worst outing of the season with the longest start of his career (7-3-2-1-9, 99). He did not allow a hit to the Marlins until the sixth inning. Later, his teammates batted around for the first time in exactly one month, scoring six times in the eighth inning.
Doubront issued a one-out walk in the first inning, then set down the next 16 batters before Jose Reyes homered with two outs in the sixth. By that time, Boston had scored four times. Mike Aviles singled in the third and eventually scored on Scott Podsednik's groundout. David Ortiz lined a solo home run (#15) to left in the fourth.
Podsednik, Dustin Pedroia, and Adrian Gonzalez began the sixth inning with singles, giving Boston a 3-0 lead. Ortiz followed with a sac fly, making it 4-0.
The Red Sox led 4-2 when pinch-hitter Nick Punto began the eighth with a double to right (the ball hit near the top of the wall, missing a home run by a few inches). Randy Choate came in from the Miami pen. Podsednik singled to right, Pedroia grounded a single to right (5-2), Gonzalez chopped an opposite field single over the drawn-in infield to left (6-2), and Ortiz lined a single to right (7-2). Exit Choate, enter Ryan Webb. Will Middlebrooks was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a sac fly (8-2). Ryan Sweeney lined out to center. Mike Aviles singled. Punto singled (10-2). Podsednik struck out to end the inning.
The Red Sox had last batted around, and scored at least 10 runs, on May 13 against Cleveland.
Gonzalez finished the night with three hits (and two RBI), and five other Sox had two hits: Podsednik, Pedroia, Ortiz, Aviles, and Punto. Ortiz drove in three runs.
Felix Doubront / Ricky Nolasco