Boston Red Sox

Video: Papi’s Three-Run Blast The Difference In 4-2 Win Over Rangers

 David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches the ball after hitting a three-run home run in the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on April 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

To say the Boston Red Sox were scuffling at home would be a slight understatement. But lest we forget it’s April and not September. A win on Wednesday would be a nice way to kick off a road trip that starts in the Bronx on Thursday night.

David Ortiz would make sure though that the Red Sox left with a smile on their face and W in their pocket.

A review of his three-run home run around Pesky Pole was upheld and that was the difference in the 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Big Papi finished with two of the Red Sox’s four hits on the afternoon. Dustin Pedroia and pinch-hitter A.J. Pierzynski had the others.

Jake Peavy started this one and picked up a no decision after allowing a run on three hits and four walks while striking out eight in 6.2 innings. Despite allowing a run in the top of the 8th, Andrew Miller picked up his first win of the season and Koji Uehara earned his second save of 2014.

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