Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/18/12

BOSTON -- The Red Sox gave left-hander Pedro Hernandez a rude welcome to the major leagues Wednesday night.

Cody Ross hit a pair of three-run homers, Adrian Gonzalez added a solo shot and an RBI single and Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits in Boston's 10-1 rout of the White Sox.

Hernandez, who lasted four-plus innings, gave up eight runs in his big league debut

Gonzalez added a two-run single in the sixth inning and is 9-for-16 with two homers and 10 RBIs in the last four games.

Left-hander Felix Doubront, who gets more offensive support than any starter in baseball (7.97 runs per nine innings coming in), gave up a first-inning run and then cruised through six innings. He allowed four hits in becoming Boston's first 10-game winner. He is 10-4.

Ross (Nos. 14 and 15) and Gonzalez (No. 8) went back-to-back off the 23-year-old Hernandez (7-2 in the minors before his recall) in the fourth inning.

Ross made a bid for a third consecutive homer in the sixth, doubling off the Green Monster before Gonzalez's two-run single.

Kevin Youkilis, playing his third game back in front of the Boston fans since being traded to the White Sox last month, went 1-for-4. The reception of the Fenway crowd wasn't as big as it had been the first two nights.

Two-out singles by the teams' first basemen left the game tied 1-1 after an inning. Paul Konerko put the White Sox ahead and Gonzalez matched that in the bottom half.

The Red Sox took a 4-1 lead in the third on Ellsbury's second hit, a broken-bat single by Carl Crawford and Ross' first homer.

Ellsbury's third hit followed a Pedro Ciriaco single with one out in the fourth. Ciriaco then stole third but was sent back to second because home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez interfered with catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Crawford popped out, but Ross, who thought he had had drawn a walk on a 3-0 pitch, delivered again on the next pitch, this one giving him one more homer on the season (62 games) than he had all last year with the Giants (121).

Gonzalez followed with his second homer of the series, the power surge coming after 66 at-bats without a home run.

NOTES: The Red Sox placed David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right Achilles tendon and recalled first baseman Mauro Gomez, who was sent down Saturday. He was designated hitting in his return. Ortiz is not expected to miss more than the 15 days. ... The disabling of Ortiz is Boston's 25th injury move made this season, involving 22 players. The Red Sox are approaching 1,000 man-games lost. ... The Red Sox will activate Dustin Pedroia (thumb) for Thursday night's series finale, manager Bobby Valentine saying, "He said he was ready about four days ago." ... Heavy afternoon rains delayed the start of the game 14 minutes. ... Both Valentine and Crawford brushed off rumored trade talk that would send Crawford to the Marlins. ... After Hernandez made his big league debut, rookie left-hander Jose Quintana closes the series against Boston's Clay Buchholz. Hernandez became the 11th rookie to play for the White Sox this season. ... A Leominster, Mass., police officer was placed on paid leave pending a disciplinary hearing after an internal investigation showed he directed a racial slur at Crawford while the outfielder was rehabbing in Manchester, N.H. "It surprised me he was a police officer," Crawford said. "It's disappointing and all that kind of stuff. I just want to put that stuff behind me and not worry about that stuff anymore." John Perrault was off duty when the incident took place. ... Ross has 10 multi-homer games, three this season.

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