Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/15/12

The Sox have won 3 straight, as they beat the Rays 6-4. The Sox have moved within a game of .500 with the afternoon win and have dropped the Rays to the identical 4-5 record.

David Ortiz swung the big bat for the Sox , going 3-for-4, with 2 doubles, an RBI, and 2 runs scored on the afternoon. Cody Ross started the scoring with a 3-run homer in the second and the Sox never looked back from there. Mike Aviles extended his home run streak to 2 games with a solo homer in the 7th off of Matt Moore.

Felix Doubront didn't have an easy time with the Rays, throwing 5 complete, giving up 9 hits, 4 runs (all earned), struck out 7, and walked one. Luke Scott homered off of Doubront in the fifth to tie game, but the Sox responded with one run in the bottom of the inning and added an insurance run in the sixth.

Vicente Padilla picked up the victory, as he pitched 1 2/3 innings of 1 hit ball, picking up 2 K's. Padilla has been lights out in the early going, coming up huge for the Sox this afternoon.

The Sox will be looking for the 4-game sweep tomorrow morning.

Box Score


Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

David Price traded to Blue Jays

Joey Bosa among four OSU players suspended for opener

NFLPA: NFL didn't respond to Tom Brady settlement offer

Tom Coughlin calls Jason Pierre-Paul situation a ‘fiasco’

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros


Tom Brady lawsuit transferred from Minnesota to Manhattan

LeGarrette Blount failed conditioning test

Trent Richardson 'reclamation project not going so well'

Geno Smith laughed at being ranked last in QB poll

Penn State trash talks Notre Dame Twitter over 'Rudy'

Report: Aroldis Chapman unlikely to be traded

Affairs of the Hart (Trophy)

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Terry Collins writes letter to widow of longtime Mets fan

Jets fans fly "Cheaters Look Up" banner over Patriots practice

Dodgers upgrade rotation in unexpected, intelligent way

For some NFL players, life begins at undrafted

NBA's Africa game: A tribute to Hakeem Olajuwon

Top storyline for each NFL team heading into training camp

Texas QB commit has great anti-Oklahoma T-shirt

WATCH: Tim Tebow does monster leg workout

Farrell: Sandoval's conditioning 'continues to be addressed'

Revis won't wear Super Bowl ring around Jets teammates

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

NFL upholds Tom Brady's suspension, legal battle likely

Cardinals hire first female NFL coach

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker