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Ortiz propels Red Sox past Orioles

David Ortiz belted a three-run homer in the first inning as the Boston Red Sox went on to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Saturday night, and now lead 2-0 in the three-game series at Fenway Park.

Boston won the game as -250 favorites, while the nine runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (9).

Adam LaRoche launched a two-run homer, and Jacoby Ellsbury had a pair of RBIs for the Red Sox. Jon Lester tossed 7 1-3 innings for the win, allowing eight hits and two runs.

Matt Wieters went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in one run for the Orioles. Jeremy Guthrie gave up eight hits and five runs over 6 2-3 innings in the loss.