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MLB: Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz Sets DH Hits Record
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MLB: Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz Sets DH Hits Record

Jul 11 2013, 10:11pm CDT | by

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz surpassed Harold Baines for most hits by a designated hitter on Wednesday.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is officially in the record books once again.  Ortiz surpassed Harold Baines for the most number of hits by an MLB designated hitter on Wednesday. Ortiz...

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MLB: Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz Sets DH Hits Record

Jul 11 2013, 10:11pm CDT | by

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz surpassed Harold Baines for most hits by a designated hitter on Wednesday.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is officially in the record books once again. 

Ortiz surpassed Harold Baines for the most number of hits by an MLB designated hitter on Wednesday. Ortiz achieved the feat in a road game against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning when he sent back an Aaron Harang pitch into left center for his 22nd double of the season. That was his 1,689th hit which triggered a standing ovation from fans in Safeco Field. The Red Sox went on to win, 11-4.

Teammate and second baseman Dustin Pedroia congratulated Ortiz on Twitter. His message read,"Congrats to the big man @davidortiz pretty special!!!! With plenty more rockets to come!!!!!"

Big Papi wasn't done. He then belted a two-run home run in the third inning for good measure which wasn't a surprise to manager John Farrell. 

"David obviously sets the record and then he comes up with a two-run homer to give us a little bit more breathing room."

Ortiz said it's great to be mentioned in the same breath with some of the game's greatest hitters. 

"It was great. The fans, they look forward to watching guys breaking records and getting to a certain level.

"It's good to be mentioned with some of the greatest hitters that ever played the game. I used to love to watch Edgar (Martinez). He was a wonderful hitter."

Mariners manager Eric Wedge said opposing teams cannot afford to make any mistakes against Ortiz when he's at the plate. 

"It's tough. If you make a mistake to him, he's going to make you pay."

It was definitely a good day for Ortiz. Aside from the record he set, he also celebrated the birthday of his son. 

 

 
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Sep 18 2014 9:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder. “Sometimes, you’re just meant to win,” he said. The Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. They began the day 2 1/2 ga ...
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Pirates have luck on side in win over Boston

Sep 18 2014 9:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. They began the day 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot, and host the Brewers in a three-game series beginning Friday night. Down 3-2, the Red Sox put runners at the corners with no outs in the ninth against Mark ...
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Pirates have luck on side in win over Boston

Sep 18 2014 9:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. They began the day 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot, and host the Brewers in a three-game series beginning Friday night. Down 3-2, the Red Sox put runners at the corners with no outs ...
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1 day ago

Pirates have luck on side in win over Boston

Sep 18 2014 9:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder. “Sometimes, you’re just meant to win,” he said. The Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. They began the day 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for ...
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1 day ago

Pirates have luck on side in win over Boston

Sep 18 2014 9:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder. “Sometimes, you’re just meant to win,” he said. The Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourt ...
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1 day ago

Pirates have luck on side in win over Boston

Sep 18 2014 9:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder. “Sometimes, you’re just meant to win,” he said. The Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. They began the day 2 1/2 games ahead o ...
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Pirates have luck on side in win over Boston

Sep 18 2014 9:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — It might be way too early to call the Pittsburgh Pirates a team of destiny. But after what manager Clint Hurdle witnessed Thursday night, he had to stop and wonder. “Sometimes, you’re just meant to win,” he said. The Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won t ...
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Sox lineup: Castillo out tonight

Sep 18 2014 3:55pm CDT | Source: espn red sox

A day after going 1-for-4 in his major league debut, Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo has the night off Thursday against the Pirates. Jackie Bradley Jr. is taking his place in center field. Here is the rest of the Red Sox lineup: 1. Mookie Betts, 2B 2. Xander Bogaerts, SS 3. David Ortiz, 1B 4. Allen Craig, RF 5. Daniel Nava, LF 6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B 7. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF 8. Christian Vazquez, C 9. Brandon Workman, RHP ...
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Why Orioles’ power should pay off in October

Sep 17 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

This article initially appeared in the September 22 issue of Sportsnet Magazine. The Baltimore Orioles can swing the bat a little. Despite losing Manny Machado and Matt Wieters to season-ending injuries and Chris Davis to a 25-game suspension, Baltimore still tops the MLB home-run race by a wide margin. Newcomer Nelson Cruz leads the way with 39; Adam Jones boasts legitimate power, and Steve Pearce, Jona ...
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