Recap - Victorino's career night boosts Sox over O's

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Shane Victorino drove in a career-high seven runs to back Felix Doubront as the Red Sox opened a nine-game homestand with a 13-2 pounding of the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

Doubront went 6.2 innings for his tenth win of the year, allowing two runs on just four hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Boston took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a David Ortiz sacrifice fly that scored Shane Victorino. The Orioles answered back with a pair of runs in the top of the third, and that's when the Red Sox exploded.

Victorino (pictured) slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the third to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead. Boston added five more runs in the bottom of the fourth on a Mike Napoli solo home run and two-RBI doubles by Dustin Pedroia and Jonny Gomes.

Victorino drove home three more in the bottom of the fifth with his eleventh homer of the year, and two more in the bottom of the seventh with a double.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Victorino and Pedroia each had three-hit games; the team rapped out eight extra base hits.

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