Red Sox top Tigers 6-3 to finally climb above .500
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz homered and hit two doubles, and the Boston Red Sox
moved above .500 for the first time this season, tagging Justin Verlander for 10
hits in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Verlander (5-3) lost his second straight start since taking a no-hitter into
the ninth inning against Pittsburgh on May 18. The reigning American League MVP
and Cy Young winner allowed five runs on 10 hits, struck out seven and walked
one in six innings.
Daniel Bard (5-5) pitched 5 1-3 innings for Boston, allowing two runs on five
hits with four strikeouts and two walks.