Recap - strong outing by Kelly in Red Sox win

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox jumped on Detroit starting pitcher Daniel Norris for 5 runs in 3.1 innings as they beat the Tigers 7-2 at Comerica Park.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Joe Kelly (pictured) was the beneficiary of the Boston offensive outburst, going 5.1 innings to earn his fourth win of the year. He allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven in one of his best outings of the year.

The Red Sox put two runs on the board in the opening frame on Hanley Ramirez's two-RBI double that scored Rusney Castillo and Xander Bogaerts.

David Ortiz made it 4-0 two innings later with his 22nd home run of the year. Ortiz now has 488 career home runs and is just 12 away from 500.

Castillo and Bogaerts each had three hits for Boston. Castillo drove in a run with a double in the fourth and Bogaerts plated two more in the sixth with his 23rd double of the season.

Koji Uehara earned his 25th save of the year by getting the final two outs in the ninth. He appeared to be injured on the final play of the game in which he was struck by the batted ball. No details were available immediately after the game.

Mookie Betts made the trip to Detroit with the team although he is not expected to play until sometime early next week. He is recovering from a concussion sustained during the last home stand.

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