|Published:||Apr 15, 2012 12:40 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 15, 2012 6:31 AM EDT|
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz drove in five runs and hit one of Boston's five home runs as the Red Sox pounded the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight day, 13-5 on Saturday.
The game was tied 5-all until Mike Aviles hit a go-ahead homer after replacing the injured Jacoby Ellsbury as the leadoff hitter, starting a three-run seventh inning. The Red Sox added five runs in the eighth one day after scoring eight in that inning.
The outburst was more remarkable because Boston had scored a total of just 57 runs in 18 games against Tampa Bay last season.
The Red Sox rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the first inning as Clay Buchholz (1-0) settled down after that rough start.