Recap - Papi's blast pushes Sox past Detroit

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy Associated Press
David Ortiz's 3-run blast off Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain helped propel the Red Sox to a 5-3 win over Detroit at Comerica Park Sunday night. The win snapped a 5-game losing streak for Boston.

The Red Sox and Tigers traded runs in the 3rd inning with Boston scoring first in the top of the frame on an sacrifice fly by Dustin Pedroia that scored Jackie Bradley, Jr. Detroit answered in their half of the inning on a run-scoring single by Eugenio Suarez.

Mike Napoli had three hits in his return from the disabled list including a game-tying home run off Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez in the top of the 6th inning; Brock Holt led the Sox with 4 hits and made a sensational catch in left field in the 3rd inning that robbed Ian Kinsler of an extra base hit.

John Lackey improved his record to 7-4 with the win going 8 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 5. Koji Uehara recorded his 12th save with a 1-2-3 9th inning.

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