Red Sox - 000 401 000 - 5 12 0 Royals - 000 030 000 - 3 10 0Boston increased its AL East lead to three games, as the Rays lost to the Dodgers.
Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5, with two doubles and two RBI. Will Middlebrooks - playing in his first Red Sox game since June 20 - had two hits, two RBI, and two runs scored.
Ellsbury, CFOrtiz: "Hey, look who's back in the [really bad word] building [different really bad word]!"
Doubront has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last 15 starts (dating back to May 26). In his last nine starts, Doubront has a 2.02 ERA over 58 innings, with an opponents batting average of only .212.
Another roster move: Franklin Morales comes off the disabled list today, with Pedro Beato headed back to Pawtucket.
Tampa Bay was seven outs away from a 6-0 win over the Dodgers last night in L.A., but threw it away and lost 7-6. Boston remains 2 GA in the East.