BOSTON -- David Ortiz hit his 17th homer and Clay Buchholz won his fourth straight start as the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.
Cody Ross, activated from the disabled list before the game, and Kelly Shoppach also homered as Buchholz (8-2) benefited again from a strong hitting attack. He entered the game with the second-best support in the majors, 7.51 runs per nine innings.
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And the win came at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox had lost their previous three games, six of seven, and are just 15-19 this season. The Red Sox won their third straight overall in the opener of a nine-game homestand.
Logan Morrison drove in all five Miami runs with a two-run homer and two doubles.
The Marlins dropped to 2-11 in their last 13 games as Mark Buehrle (5-8) lost his fourth straight start.