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June 14, 2013

Baltimore outlasts Red Sox in 13 innings

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Red Sox starter Felix Doubront allowed three earned runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings, his shortest outing since May 3.

Baltimore took a 3-0 lead in the third. Valencia led off with his fourth homer, Ryan Flaherty doubled and advanced on a bunt before Manny Machado blooped a broken-bat RBI single up the middle. Singles by Markakis and Davis produced another run.

Gausman retired seven straight batters before Ortiz and Carp connected in succession with two outs in the fourth. Carp entered in the third inning for starter Mike Napoli, who left with an unspecified illness.

In the Baltimore fifth, Markakis reached on an error by third baseman Will Middlebrooks and Doubront hit Jones with a pitch before Matt Wieters grounded an RBI single into left, his first hit against Doubront in 13 career at-bats. After a walk to J.J. Hardy loaded the bases, reliever Franklin Morales retired Valencia on a popup.

NOTES: The Red Sox recalled Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned RHP Alfredo Aceves to the same club. ... Ellsbury’s 11-game hitting streak ended, as did his streak of 10 games scoring a run.

... Boston manager John Farrell named Jon Lester his starter for Sunday’s series finale. Clay Buchholz was pushed back to Tuesday at the earliest because of a sore neck. “We won’t put him out there until he’s symptom-free,” Farrell said. ... Chris Tillman (6-2) will start for Baltimore on Friday night against Ryan Dempster (4-6), who’s won his last two starts and is 1-0 with a 1.47 ERA in three career starts against the Orioles. ... Baltimore OF Nolan Reimold (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehabilitation assignment next week. ... Boston has hit back-to-back homers six times this season. ... Dustin Pedroia has reached base in 22 straight games for the Red Sox.

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