Wednesday August 28, 2013 | 05:29 AM

Felix Doubront and Henry Owens: Two left-handed pitchers who can dominate - WHEN they are commanding their pitches.

They commanded on Tuesday.

Doubront (10-6, 3.74) against the Orioles: 6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K.

Owens (3-0, 1.09) in his 4th Double-A start: 6 2/3, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K.

Doubront is part of a Sox rotation carrying Boston toward the playoffs. Owens could well reach the majors sometime next year.

Doubront got 13 runs of support, led by Shane Victorino (2HR, 7 RBI), in a 13-2 win.

The Red Sox also announced a trade, sending pitcher Clayton Mortensen to Kansas City for outfielder Quintin Berry ... Berry, a light hitter, will be used primarily as a pinch-runner, a role that can be crucial (see 2004, Dave Roberts).

Angels beat the Rays 6-5. Yankees topped Toronto 7-1.

Red Sox 78-55
Rays 74-56 (2.5 games back)
Orioles 70-60 (6.5)
Yankees 70-62 (7.5)

Pawtucket allowed two unearned runs and lost 2-1 ... Steven Wright (3.59) went 6 innings: 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K ... Jeremy Hazelbaker hit his 11th home run.

Portland's win ties the Sea Dogs with New Hampshire, four games out of a playoff spot.

EL East Wild Card Race
Trenton 70-65
Portland 66-69 (4 games back)
New Hampshire 66-69 (4)

Tonight, John Lackey (8-11, 3.17) goes against Baltimore and Bud Norris (9-10, 4.22) ... Sea Dogs right-hander Matt Barnes (5-10, 4.33) pitches in New Hampshire.


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