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Chris Archer

Red Sox Down Rays, 7-3, As Porcello Helps Out Pen

BOSTON — Rick Porcello gave the Boston Red Sox exactly what they needed.

David Ortiz and Mookie Betts did their part, too, taking care of the offense after a rough night.

Betts hit a two-run homer and Ortiz drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to back Porcello, helping the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

"Knowing we needed a deep start, he gave us everything we could have asked for," Red Sox manager John Farrell said after his team used six relievers and was defeated 3-0 in 10 innings on Tuesday night.

Xander Bogaerts and Chris Young had RBI singles for the Red Sox, who ended a...

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