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RED SOX 12, GIANTS 1

Red Sox belt Giants, take two of three in series

Will Middlebrooks had a  high-five for Stephen Drew after Drew hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning.

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Will Middlebrooks had a high-five for Stephen Drew after Drew hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning.

SAN FRANCISCO — Will Middlebrooks and Stephen Drew hit home runs, part of a 12-hit attack, as the Red Sox beat the San Francisco Giants, 12-1, before a crowd of 41,523 at AT&T Park Wednesday afternoon.

The Sox took two of three from the Giants. They are 11-4 against National League teams this season, outscoring them, 95-36.

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Felix Doubront (9-6) went eight innings for the win. He allowed one run on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts. He threw 114 pitches and improved to 5-1 in six career interleague starts.

Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and scored two runs for the Sox. Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each drove in two runs.

Middlebrooks had a two-run homer in the second inning off Barry Zito (4-9). Drew had a three-run shot in the seventh off Mike Kickham.

Middlebrooks played the final two innings at second base, his debut at the position.

The Sox are off Thursday and open a three-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles Friday.

The Sox had lost five of seven and 8 of 12.

“Today would be a good day for a win for us,” manager John Farrell said before the game.

By the third inning, when it was 5-1, the Sox were on their way.

Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.
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