BOSTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava's bases-clearing double in the fourth inning gave Boston a four-run lead Tuesday and the Red Sox went on to post a 6-3 victory over Detroit.
Nava then sliced a 3-2 pitch from Justin Verlander (5-3) into the left-field corner, scoring all three runners and putting the Red Sox in control.
David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in the contest, which was delayed by rain in the eighth inning at Fenway Park.
Daniel Bard (5-5) earned the victory, allowing two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings as the Red Sox won their second straight in a four-game series against the Tigers.
Alfredo Aceves collected his 12th save with a scoreless ninth.
Verlander suffered his second loss in two starts, yielding five runs on 10 hits over six innings.