Red Sox get best of Rays in twinbill opener
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - David Ortiz registered three RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury scored three runs and finished a home run shy of the cycle, as the Boston Red Sox downed the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-1, in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader at a rain-soaked Fenway Park.
Shane Victorino added a pair of hits, an RBI and two runs scored, while Dustin Pedroia also plated a run for the Red Sox, who dropped three of four to the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend.
Alfredo Aceves (4-1) limited the Rays to one run on three hits and three walks over five frames to earn the victory.
Luke Scott knocked in Tampa Bay's lone run, while starter Chris Archer (1-3) was tagged for four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and five walks over 4 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.
Jose Molina registered two of the six hits for the Rays, who have lost seven of their last nine games.
06/18 19:22:15 ET