Boston, MA – David Ortiz went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and three-run double as the Boston Red Sox pummeled the Tampa Bay Rays, 13-5, in the second of a three-game set.
Cody Ross also hit a two-run home run and finished with four RBI while Mike Aviles and Dustin Pedroia added solo shots for the Red Sox, who have taken the first two games of this set. Clay Buchholz (1-0) gave up five runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts over seven innings of work.
Before the game, the Red Sox placed outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury which could possibly sideline him anywhere from six to eight weeks.
Luke Scott hit a three-run home run and drove in four for the Rays, who have dropped three straight. Jeremy Hellickson went five innings in the start and gave up five runs on seven hits. Burke Badenhop (0-1) took the loss for giving up a run in 1 1/3 innings.