Red Sox ride Doubront to win over Tigers, 7-4

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Red Sox ride Doubront to win over Tigers, 7-4

BOSTON -- Felix Doubront, who was unsure whether he'd be in the Red Sox' starting rotation until the final days of spring training, became the winningest Red Sox starter Monday, earning his fifth win of the season in a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Doubront allowed two runs -- both on solo homers -- over six innings while winning for the fourth time in his last five starts.

The win allowed the Red Sox to reach the .500 mark for the sixth time this season and was the team's first against Detroit this season after a season-opening sweep at the hands of the Tigers in April.

Six different Red Sox hitters drove in runs, led by Mike Aviles, who delivered two from the the ninth spot in the order. Three of the Boston runs came in the second inning when the Tigers thought that they had struck out Aviles on a foul-tip caught by catcher Gerald Laird.

Manager Jim Leyland and third base coach Gene Lamont were ejected for arguing the call. Aviles singled in a run after being given a reprieve while Daniel Nava (double) and Dustin Pedroia (single) also provided run-scoring hits.

Ryan Sweeney, returning from a week-long stint on the disabled list, led the way with three hits. David Ortiz, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Aviles each had two hits, with Saltalamacchia swatting his ninth homer and fourth in his last seven starts.

For the second game in a row, Alfredo Aceves allowed a two-run homer in the ninth inning. This time, however, there was enough of a cushion.

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

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Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal. 

Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016. 

The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.

More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.