Ortiz's homer in 9th lifts Red Sox over Tigers 5-3 - NBC Sports

Ortiz's homer in 9th lifts Red Sox over Tigers 5-3
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz holds court with Detroit Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez, left, second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) and first baseman Miguel Cabrera during a pitching change in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 8, 2014, 11:51 pm

DETROIT (AP) David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, snapping their five-game losing streak.

The Red Sox left men on base all night long, including when Ortiz was retired on a deep flyball to center in the seventh. But there was no doubt about his homer off Joba Chamberlain (1-3), which carried about halfway up the section of seats beyond the wall in right.

Chamberlain was trying to protect a one-run lead instead of struggling closer Joe Nathan, who had pitched the previous two nights.

John Lackey (7-4) pitched eight sharp innings for Boston, and Koji Uehara pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 12 chances.

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera left in the sixth with left hamstring tightness.

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