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MLB: Boston 5, Tampa Bay 1 (1st game)

June 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Alfredo Aceves tossed five innings of one-run ball Tuesday, helping Boston to a rain-interrupted 5-1 win over Tampa Bay in the first game of a doubleheader.

Aceves (4-1), making a spot start, limited the Rays to three hits, overcame three walks and struck out two before a 3-hour rain delay brought his outing to an end.

David Ortiz put the Red Sox ahead with a two-run single in the third inning and added a run-scoring hit in the fifth as American League East-leading Boston took the opener of a three-game series.

Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and Dustin Pedroia notched an RBI for Boston.

Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer (1-3) was touched for four runs (three earned) and five hits and five walks over 4 2/3 frames.

Luke Scott drove in the Rays' only run.

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