Ortiz leads Red Sox over Cubs
3-run 7th inning dooms cellar-dwelling Cubs
David Ortiz homered and Ryan Kalish had a tie-breaking RBI single to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.
Kalish, recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before the game, also scored on Daniel Nanva’s squeeze bunt to cap Boston’s three-run seventh inning that gave the Red Sox a 6-3 lead.
Matt Albers (2-0) pitched one inning to pick up the win.
The Cubs loaded the bases against Alfredo Aceves in the ninth, but after David DeJesus hit a sacrifice fly to center, Reed Johnson struck out, and Darwin Barney hit a popup to third baseman Nick Punto to end the game.
Shawn Camp (2-4) gave up hits to both batters he faced — a double to Darnell McDonald and single to Jarrod Saltalamacchia — to start the seventh.