Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/13/12

MIAMI -- Felix Doubront followed his worst start of the season with his best.

Doubront pitched seven strong innings, David Ortiz homered and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins 10-2 Wednesday.

Doubront (7-3) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Jose Reyes homered to left with two outs.

"Reyes made me look to the scoreboard, that is when I knew (about the no-hitter)," Doubront said.

The left-hander tied a career high with nine strikeouts. He allowed two runs on three hits and one walk.

"The stuff he's got is the best in the league," Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said. "It's up there with C.C. (Sabathia), Johan (Santana), and all of those guys as far as left-handed pitchers go. He just needs to stay healthy."

Doubront allowed a season-high six runs in four innings against the Nationals on June 8 in his last start.

"Felix Doubront was outstanding," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. "He had all of his arsenal with an explosive fastball, his curveball was thrown for strikes early and late, had a good change-up, and a cutter. That's good pitching."

Boston took two of three games in the interleague series after having lost six of its previous seven games.

Miami finished 1-8 on its nine-game homestand.

"It was very bad," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said of the homestand. "I won't deny it. I will take full responsibility about it. We are not playing well and they came out and kicked our butts."

Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto each drove in two runs for Boston.

With the Red Sox holding a 2-0 lead in the sixth against Ricky Nolasco (6-5), Gonzalez hit an RBI single and Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly for a 4-0 lead.

Reyes' second home run of the season pulled Miami within 4-1.

The Marlins managed just one run in the seventh despite a single by Hanley Ramirez and a double by Giancarlo Stanton to start the frame. Doubront worked out of the jam getting the next three batters out, although Justin Ruggiano's groundout cut the deficit to 4-2.

Nolasco allowed four runs (three earned) and five hits in six innings. He struck out four.

"I threw the ball good," Nolasco said. "They put together a couple of hits that found holes in the sixth inning."

Boston added to its lead in the eighth, scoring six times. A run of five straight hits included RBI singles by Dustin Pedroia, Gonzalez and Ortiz. Saltalamacchia added a sacrifice fly, and Punto had a two-run single to cap the scoring.

"We needed to score some runs," Ortiz said. "We had been kind of short a little bit, but we needed that."

The Red Sox led 2-0 after five innings.

Mike Aviles led off the third with a single to center, and Ruggiano bobbled the ball, allowing Aviles to reach second. After a sacrifice by Doubront, Scott Podsednik grounded out to second, scoring Aviles.

Doubront struck out the side in the bottom of the third and then Ortiz gave Boston a 2-0 lead with his 15th homer on a line drive to left field that barely cleared the fence.

Doubront walked the second batter he faced before retiring 16 straight.

NOTES: Ortiz has 393 home runs, tied with Jim Edmonds for 53rd on the all-time list. He's closing in on becoming the eighth active player with 400. ... Boston third baseman Kevin Youkilis, hit in the ribcage by a pitch Tuesday, didn't play Wednesday. Youkilis was "rotationally restricted," manager Bobby Valentine said, and he was scheduled to be examined by Marlins team doctors. ... Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava missed his fourth consecutive game due to a sore left hand. He is day-to-day. Nava had three multi-hit games in his past four starts before he was injured. ... Nolasco is 2-7 with a 5.53 ERA in his last nine interleague starts. ... It took Reyes 56 games to hit his first home run as a Marlin, but just six for his second. ... Former Marlins and Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell was in the stands.

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