Charlie Morton threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings to beat the Reds on Tuesday.
After a subpar first outing on June 13, Morton came back to limit the Reds to just three hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work. The win was his first of the season. He'll try for his second in Anaheim in an interleague tilt with the Angels on Sunday.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said Andrew Bailey remains the team's closer for now, "but there's work to do."
Bailey blew his third save of the season Tuesday and has allowed five runs over his last four appearances. He has a little more leash, but his owners would be wise to pick up Junichi Tazawa as insurance.
Scott Atchison (groin) is likely to be placed on the disabled list.
Atchison suffered the injury on Tuesday while warming up before an appearance. It was his first day back from the DL for an elbow injury. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be out.
Felix Doubront fired eight scoreless innings, guiding the Red Sox to a 3-1 defeat of the Rays in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox won the first game on Tuesday afternoon by a score of 5-1 and are now 2 1/2 games up in the American League East standings. Doubront was brilliant, needing only 93 pitches to work through his eight frames. He struck out six, issued no walks and gave up just three hits. The left-hander will take a 4.38 ERA into his next start in Detroit. We wouldn't expect a similar set of results there.
J.J. Hardy went 3-for-4 with a home run as the Orioles beat the Tigers 5-2 on Tuesday.
Hardy had two singles to go with the two-run homer, giving him 14 home runs and 42 RBI on the season. The Orioles lineup is not lacking in hitters having great years, and Hardy is no exception.
Jonny Gomes hit a walkoff two-run homer as the Red Sox rallied to beat the Rays on Tuesday night.
Boston also won the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader with Tampa Bay. Gomes did not play in that earlier game and had not managed a hit through his first three at-bats when he came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth. The rest, as they say, is history.
Jake Odorizzi yielded just one earned run over 5 2/3 innings but the Rays lost to the Red Sox in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader at Fenway Park.
Odorizzi definitely did his part, allowing only five hits and striking out two while issuing no walks. He was up as the 26th man for Tuesday's twin-billing and will likely be sent back to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.
Adam Jones hit a three-run homer to help the Orioles defeat the Tigers on Tuesday.
The homer, Jones' 15th on the year, came off Justin Verlander, one of two homers Verlander served up on the night. The outfielder has now driven in 51 runs and is hitting .301/.325/.520 in what should be another All-Star season.