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Ortiz, Betts, Porcello carry Red Sox past Rays 7-3

Mookie Betts gets a hand from teammate Xander Bogaerts following his bottom of the second inning two-run home run that put Boston ahead 5-0. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer and David Ortiz drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to back Rick Porcello, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

Xander Bogaerts and Chris Young had RBI singles for the Red Sox, who were blanked Tuesday, snapping a 63-game non-shutout streak at home.

With Boston having emptied its bullpen by using six relievers after Joe Kelly left Tuesday’s game in the first with a right shoulder impingement, Porcello (3-0) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings, struck out nine and walked one.

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He held the Rays scoreless on two hits through five innings while the Red Sox opened a 6-0 lead against Chris Archer (0-4). Porcello gave up Corey Dickerson’s two-run homer in the sixth.

Archer gave up six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings as the Rays’ three-game winning streak ended. He is 0-7 with a 6.39 ERA in his last 10 starts.

After being held to one hit the 3-0, 10-inning loss, the Red Sox scored three runs before Archer got an out. Bogaerts singled in a run, and Ortiz followed with a two-run double into the left-center gap.

Boston made it 5-0 in the second when Betts homered off a light stanchion above the Green Monster.

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Ortiz’s RBI double in the fifth made it 6-0. But it may have been a costly trip from first for Bogaerts, who left the after scoring due to left quadriceps tightness.

Tampa Bay closed to 6-2 when Dickerson hit his homer over Boston’s bullpen.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rays: C Hank Conger started behind the plate for the first time since allowing five stolen bases to Cleveland last Thursday. He’s 0 for 9 attempting to catch potential base stealers this season after throwing out only 1 of 43 while last year with Houston.

Red Sox: LF Brock Holt was in the lineup after sitting out three games. … Kelly was placed on the 15-day DL before the game. Manager John Farrell said it was too early to project a timetable for his return.

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Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 2.41 ERA) is in line to start the series finale on Thursday. He went seven shutout innings in his last start against the Chicago White Sox.

Red Sox: LHP David Price (2-0, 4.50) is set to face the team that he entered the majors with in 2008. It’ll be his fourth career start against the Rays. He’s 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA in his previous three.

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