Red Sox Sweep Padres, Finish Homestand, 8 and 1

Ken Bell

Pedroia, Ortiz carry Red Sox past Padres 8-2<

Associated Press=
       BOSTON (AP) _ Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run double, David Ortiz had a two-run single and the Boston Red Sox wrapped up a big homestand by beating San Diego 8-2 Thursday, sending the Padres to their season-high sixth straight loss.

        Brandon Snyder and Jacoby Ellsbury each had solo homers for the Red Sox. Boston went 8-1 at Fenway Park to match its best homestand since June 2010.

        The Red Sox also won for the 12th time in its last 14 games at home.

        Allen Webster (1-2) pitched six innings for his first major league win, allowing two runs and five hits, while walking four and striking out two.

        The Padres have scored just seven runs in their losing streak. They also lost for the 10th time in 12 games.
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