Doubront shines as Sox smash Marlins, 10-2

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Doubront shines as Sox smash Marlins, 10-2

MIAMI -- Felix Doubront rebounded nicely after his first poor start of the season, pitching a career-best seven innings while limiting the Miami Marlins to just three hits as the Red Sox posted a 10-2 victory, their second win in a row following four straight losses. The ten runs for the Sox topped their output (eight runs) from the previous four games combined.
Doubront didn't allow a hit until Miami shortstop Jose Reyes homered with two outs in the sixth. He yielded another run in the seventh on a single, double and fielder's choice, but got through the inning and improved to 7-3.
The lefty, who was rocked for six runs against Washington last week, fanned nine, tying a season high.
David Ortiz knocked in three of the Red Sox' runs with a solo homer in the fourth, a sacrifice fly in the sixth and a single to right in the eighth. Adrian Gonzalez (three hits) added two RBI.
The Sox blew open a two-run game with six insurance runs in the top of the eighth, an inning which featured two hits and two RBI from pinch-hitter Nick Punto.

Porcello loses 10th game as Red Sox fall to Twins, 4-1

Porcello loses 10th game as Red Sox fall to Twins, 4-1

BOSTON - Adalberto Mejia pitched 5 2/3 innings in his second straight scoreless start, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins rebounded from two consecutive losses against Boston to beat the Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Kepler also had an RBI single, and Miguel Sano added an RBI double to help the Twins improve to 24-11 on the road.

Mejia (3-3) allowed five hits, struck out three and walked one. On Friday night at Cleveland, the rookie left-hander held the Indians to two hits over five innings in a victory.

Brandon Kintzler got the final three outs for his 21st save.

Boston starter Rick Porcello (4-10) gave up four runs on six hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two. It was his 14th straight start going at least six innings, the AL's longest active streak.

Red Sox manager John Farrell was back in the dugout after serving a one-game suspension Tuesday for poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an argument Saturday.