BOSTON — Shane Victorino homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Red Sox to a 13-2 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Felix Doubront pitched 62/3 four-hit innings for first-place Boston, which moved 21/2 games ahead of the Rays in the AL East. Victorino also had a two-run double in the seventh, and Dustin Pedroia had three hits for the Red Sox.
Baltimore had four hits — two each from J.J. Hardy and Danny Valencia.
Doubront had only one bad inning, allowing the first four batters in Baltimore's two-run third to reach. He retired 14 of the next 16 before leaving to a standing ovation from the Fenway Park crowd of 36,226. Doubront has allowed three or fewer runs in 21 of 24 starts.
Victorino started the scoring in the first when he walked, took third on Pedroia's double and scored on David Ortiz's sacrifice fly. After Doubront allowed his only runs in the third, Boston came back in the bottom half when Will Middlebrooks singled and scored on Victorino's two-run shot.
The Red Sox started a nine-game homestand after playing 16 of 19 on the road.