80
      Monday
      85 / 61
      Tuesday
      87 / 63
      Wednesday
      84 / 63

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

      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.