David Ortiz drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox opened a day-night doubleheader by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Tuesday in a game delayed nearly three hours by rain.
The halt in the fifth inning lasted 2 hours, 59 minutes, prolonging a game that had already been postponed because of rain on April 12.
The Red Sox invited fans who stuck out Tuesday's first game to return for the second for free. The opener ended after the scheduled 7:05 p.m. start time for the nightcap - by that point, with little turnaround time, Game 2 were already wandering into Fenway Park.
Highly touted Rays prospect Wil Myers went 0 for 4 in his major league debut. The 22-year-old rookie played right field.
Boston led 4-1 when the downpour began. The Red Sox added a run in the sixth on back-to-back triples by Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino.
Ellsbury also doubled and singled, and he scored all three times he reached base.
Alfredo Aceves (4-1) overcame early control problems and won his thi...