Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Red Sox 5, Rays 3

Red Sox win behind Ross’ 4 RBI

associated press

Cody Ross, far right, celebrates with Dustin Pedroia and Nick Punto after the win.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Cody Ross homered and drove in four runs, Felix Doubront won his third consecutive start and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Thursday night.

Ross extended Boston’s lead to 5-2 on a two-run single off reliever Wade Davis with two outs in the eighth.

Continue reading below

Doubront (4-1) allowed two runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings. The left-hander was hit on the ear by a ball during batting practice Tuesday and cleared one day later to make his scheduled start.

Matt Moore (1-4) gave up three runs and five hits in six innings for Tampa Bay, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Alfredo Aceves, the fifth Boston reliever, got four outs for his eighth save. He allowed B.J Upton’s RBI single with two outs in the eighth.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week