Ortiz 3-Run Homer Leads Red Sox Over Mariners 9-6
[photogallerylink id=44109 align=right]David Ortiz hit a 3-run home run off Brandon League in the eighth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 9-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
League (9-7) entered the game in relief of starter Luke French and quickly retired his first two batters. Victor Martinez and Adrian Beltre followed with a pair of singles and League served up a fastball on the inner half of the plate that Ortiz drilled over the wall in right-center field to give the Red Sox a 7-5 lead.
The Mariners added a run in the ninth inning. Rich Hill (1-0) got the win in his first appearance since July 27, 2009 with Baltimore.