ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Cody Ross homered and drove in four runs, Felix Doubront won his third consecutive start and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Thursday night.
Ross extended Boston's lead to 5-2 on a two-run single off reliever Wade Davis with two outs in the eighth.
Doubront (4-1) allowed two runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings. The left-hander was hit on the ear by a ball during batting practice Tuesday and cleared one day later to make his scheduled start.
Matt Moore (1-4) gave up three runs and five hits in six innings for Tampa Bay, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
Alfredo Aceves, the fifth Boston reliever, got four outs for his eighth save. He allowed B.J Upton's RBI single with two outs in the eighth.
After falling behind in the count 0-2, Ross worked a bases-loaded walk off Moore to put the Red Sox up 1-0 in the first. Moore avoided further damage by striking out Daniel Nava to end the inning.
Boston went ahead 2-0 on...