Ortiz homers after being honored to lead Red Sox past Tigers
DETROIT (AP) David Ortiz homered after being honored by the Tigers as the Boston Red Sox beat Detroit 3-2 on a rainy Saturday night.
Ortiz was given a pregame tribute, then hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning.
James McCann and J.D. Martinez homered for the Tigers, who have lost 10 of 13.
The start of the game was delayed 80 minutes by storms that moved into the area during the afternoon, and another heavy downpour interrupted the game for about 71 minutes after the fifth inning.
Drew Pomeranz (2-2) gave up one run and four hits in five innings. Craig Kimbrel got the last four outs for his 22nd save.
Justin Upton doubled off the top of the wall in center field with two out in the ninth, but Casey McGehee struck out to end the game at 12:17 am.
Daniel Norris (1-2) took the loss, giving up three runs and eight hits in his five innings.