Friday, August 7, 2015

Ortiz HR Paces Red Sox To 7-2 Win Over Tigers

(AP Photo)
On the night his teammate Mike Napoli was traded, David Ortiz clouted his 22nd round-tripper of the year (a two-run shot) to help Boston take a 7-2 win at Comerica Park in Detroit. Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts chipped in with two-run doubles to pace the Boston offense. Joe Kelly got the win, despite only going 5 1/3 innings and giving up two runs on seven hits. Kelly started the game by recording the first six outs via the strikeout. Justin Masterson could not deal with a five-run lead in the ninth, which forced manager John Farrell to bring in Koji Uehara. The 40-year old closed out the win—although he took a vicious hit off the wrist of his throwing hand before recording the final out. No word yet on the severity of his injury.