Catching up on missed games...
BOSTON (UPI) -- Jason Varitek drove in three runs Saturday in the Boston Red Sox' 12-4 rout of Tampa Bay.
After an early 3-2 lead, the winners expanded their advantage to 7-3 before scoring two in the bottom of the sixth and three more in the eighth.
Varitek hit a key two-run single in the eighth. David Ortiz had three hits and two RBI and scored twice.
J.D. Drew and Manny Ramirez also had two RBI while, like Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia had three hits for the Red Sox, who have won four of their last five games.
Winner Josh Beckett (3-2) gave up four earned runs and seven hits in eight innings with a walk and five strikeouts.
Tampa Bay's Gabe Gross hit a two-run homer in the second. Evan Longoria and Akinori Iwamura drove in one run each, and Iwamura hit a solo homer in the eighth.
Iwamura and Dioner Navarro had two hits each for the Rays.