Clay Buchholz started for Boston. He lasted only 3 innings, charged with 6 runs on 4 hits and 8 walks while striking out 4.
Boston had an early 1-0 lead when Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 3rd inning sacrifice fly scored Grady Sizemore. Atlanta jumped right back with 3 in the bottom of the inning off Clay Buchholz on a 2-RBI double by Justin Upton and an RBI single by Gerald Laird. The Braves added 3 more in the bottom of the 4th inning and had a commanding 6-1 lead after 4.
Boston got back in to the game with 5 runs in the top of the 5th inning, all with 2 out. Daniel Nava got things going with a walk, he was moved to 3rd on a double by Brock Holt. After Xander Bogaerts walked, Dustin Pedroia singled Nava and Holt home, and Ortiz followed with his 12th home run of the season to tie the game.
For Ortiz, it was the 443rd home run of his career, moving him past Dave Kingman for 39th place on the all-time MLB list.
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