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MLB: David Ortiz Defends A-Rod in Beaning Issue with Ryan Dempster
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MLB: David Ortiz Defends A-Rod in Beaning Issue with Ryan Dempster

Aug 23 2013, 7:40am CDT | by

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz supports New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez regarding the plunking issue involving his own teammate, Ryan Dempster.

Big Papi has A-Rod's back concerning the plunking issue with Ryan Dempster. According to USA Today Sports' Jorge L. Ortiz, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz disapproved of New York...

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MLB: David Ortiz Defends A-Rod in Beaning Issue with Ryan Dempster

Aug 23 2013, 7:40am CDT | by

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz supports New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez regarding the plunking issue involving his own teammate, Ryan Dempster.

Big Papi has A-Rod's back concerning the plunking issue with Ryan Dempster.

According to USA Today Sports' Jorge L. Ortiz, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz disapproved of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez getting hit by a pitch from Ryan Dempster last Sunday.

In that game, the Red Sox blew a three-run lead to lose 9-6 to the Yankees. 

Ortiz also thought the incident may have woken up their rivals from New York. 

"I didn't like it. I don't think it was the right thing to do. But we don't all think alike, and the guy who did it, Dempster, is a great guy. It's not that I didn't think it was right because Alex and I are friends, because once you cross the white lines, everyone's on their own.

"But we've got Tampa right on our heels, and that pitch woke up a monster in the Yankees' team at the moment. You saw how the game ended up. CC (Sabathia) was throwing 91 (mph) and started throwing 96. Alex later hit one way out there. You're talking about a good team that you can't wake up. But we learn from our mistakes."

Ortiz stating that he and Rodriguez are friends seems to be verified by the fact that they left Fenway Park together after the game, per NESN.com's Alison Smith. 

On his part, Dempster denied trying to intentionally hit Rodriguez.

"I always put my team first. I was throwing the ball really well until that sixth inning and gave us a chance to win, and I just didn't complete my job. If I would have done a better job, I think it would have been a non-issue."

The league eventually suspended Dempster for five games on Tuesday. 


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