ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Cody Ross homered and drove in four
runs, Felix Doubront won his third consecutive start and the Boston
Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Thursday night.

Ross extended Boston’s lead to 5-2 on a two-run single off
reliever Wade Davis with two outs in the eighth.

Doubront (4-1) allowed two runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings.
The left-hander was hit on the ear by a ball during batting
practice Tuesday and cleared one day later to make his scheduled

Matt Moore (1-4) gave up three runs and five hits in six innings
for Tampa Bay, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Alfredo Aceves, the fifth Boston reliever, got four outs for his
eighth save. He allowed B.J Upton’s RBI single with two outs in the

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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