MLB Game Summary - Boston at Miami|
(Wednesday, June 13th)
Final Score: Boston 10, Miami 2
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - David Ortiz collected two hits, including a home
run, with three RBI as Boston routed Miami, 10-2, in the rubber match
of a three-game interleague set.
Adrian Gonzalez added three hits and drove in a pair for the Red Sox, who took
the final two games in the series to erase a four-game losing skid. Nick Punto
went 2-for-2 and knocked in two for the victors, while Dustin Pedroia and
Scott Podsednik each had two hits, an RBI and two runs scored.
Felix Doubront (7-3) worked seven innings for the win, allowing three hits and
two runs while fanning nine. The left-hander held the hosts hitless into the
"Felix was outstanding. He had all of his arsenal tonight," said Red Sox
manager Bobby Valentine. "Explosive fastball, curveball was thrown for strikes
early and late...that was just good pitching."
Jose Reyes homered and Justin Ruggiano knocked in the other run for the
Marlins, losers in eight of their last nine.
Ricky Nolasco (6-5) was charged in defeat for five hits and four runs -- three
earned -- over six full frames.
Doubront failed to allow a hit through the first 5 2/3 innings until Reyes
launched a ball deep into the left-field seats. In the Miami seventh, Hanley
Ramirez singled and Giancarlo Stanton doubled to start the frame, then Ramirez
came in on a Ruggiano fielder's choice grounder to make it 4-2.
Boston stole back the momentum in the eighth with six runs on RBI singles from
Pedroia, Gonzalez and Ortiz, a two-run pinch-hit single by Punto along with a
Jarrod Saltalamacchia sacrifice fly.
After Doubront exited, Vicente Padilla, Andrew Miller and Matt Albers combined
to allow one hit and two walks over the final two innings.
"We're very bad...very bad, I will not deny it," said Marlins manager Ozzie
Guillen. "No sense in getting down about it. We're not playing well, so they
came out and kicked our butt."
The Sox picked up a run in the third as Mike Aviles singled, moved to second
on a Doubront sacrifice and scored on a Podsednik base hit.
It was 2-0 in the fourth on a one-out solo shot from Ortiz, then 4-0 in the
sixth as Gonzalez singled home Podsednik and an Ortiz fly to center brought in
Boston improved to 17-10 against the Marlins all-time, including an 8-4 mark
in south Florida...Doubront has won three of his last four starts...Nolasco
had dropped five of his last seven outings...The Red Sox hit the double-digit
mark in runs for the 10th time this season and first since May 13.
06/14 00:26:35 ET