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Ortiz’s 3-run homer in 9th sinks Tigers

– 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.

There was no doubt about Ortiz’s homer off Joba Chamberlain (1-3).

John Lackey (7-4) pitched eight sharp innings for Boston.

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

MARINERS 5, RAYS 0: In St.Petersburg, Florida, Felix Hernandez struck out a career-high 15 in seven innings before Endy Chavez keyed a five-run ninth with a tiebreaking RBI single. Kevin Kiermaier, a Bishop Luers graduate, went 1 for 4 for Tampa Bay.

ANGELS 4, WHITE SOX 2: In Anaheim, California, C.J. Wilson bounced back strongly from his shortest outing of the season, taking a three-hit shutout into the eighth inning, and Josh Hamilton drove in three runs to help Los Angeles complete a three-game sweep.

INDIANS 3, RANGERS 2: In Arlington, Texas, Lonnie Chisenhall had two hits and scored twice and Cleveland starter Justin Masterson picked up his first road win of the season.

ROYALS 2, YANKEES 1: In Kansas City, Missouri, James Shields kept making critical pitches to escape trouble, Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas drove in runs and Kansas City squeaked out a win.

ATHLETICS 11, ORIOLES 1: In Baltimore, Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and Scott Kazmir threw seven scoreless innings as Oakland beat Baltimore in a game that featured another bench-clearing confrontation between the teams.

ASTROS 14, TWINS 5: In Minneapolis, Chris Carter and Jon Singleton hit their first career grand slams to power Houston.

National

BREWERS 1, PIRATES 0: In Pittsburgh, Aramis Ramirez had an RBI groundout shortly after Jonathan Lucroy was awarded a double on fan interference and Yovani Gallardo outdueled spot-starter Jeff Locke.

NATIONALS 6, PADRES 0: In San Diego, Jordan Zimmermann took a perfect game into the sixth inning and finished with a two-hitter and a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead Washington.

GIANTS 6, METS 4: In San Francisco, Gregor Blanco doubled, singled and drove in three runs, and surging San Francisco earned its fifth consecutive win.

DIAMONDBACKS 6, BRAVES 5: In Phoenix, Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson pitched seven innings to become the third pitcher since 1998 to win his first five major league starts.

DODGERS 6, ROCKIES 1, 5 1/2 inn.: In Denver, Hanley Ramirez homered, Clayton Kershaw struck out nine and Los Angeles won a game cut short by rain in the sixth inning.

Interleague

CARDINALS 5, BLUE JAYS 0: In Toronto, Jaime Garcia and two relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta homered.

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