BOSTON, June 21 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a grand slam home run Wednesday night to help the Boston Red Sox trounce Washington, 9-3, for their six straight win.
Trot Nixon had two runs, three hits and two RBI; Alex Gonzalez had two runs and two hits; Mark Loretta had a run and three hits; and Jason Varitek and Manny Ramirez each drove in a run for the Red Sox (42-28).
Winning pitcher Jon Lester (2-0) limited Washington to one run and three hits in six innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts.
Loser Shawn Hill (1-2) was pounded for eight runs and 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two.