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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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Dunn lifts struggling Athletics past Mariners

Sep 1 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

OAKLAND, Calif. — Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders. Acquired a day earlier in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, Dunn became the 12th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at-bat with the team. Dunn homered during a five-run first inning. His drive was a welcome sight for a team that just got swe ...
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Dunn lifts struggling Athletics past Mariners

Sep 1 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

OAKLAND, Calif. — Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders. Acquired a day earlier in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, Dunn became the 12th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at-bat with the team. Dunn homered during a five-run first inning. His drive was a welcome ...
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1 day ago

Dunn lifts struggling Athletics past Mariners

Sep 1 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

OAKLAND, Calif. — Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders. Acquired a day earlier in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, Dunn became the 12th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at-bat with the team. Dunn homered during a five-run first inning. His drive was a welcome sight ...
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Dunn lifts struggling Athletics past Mariners

Sep 1 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

OAKLAND, Calif. — Adam Dunn is in a pennant race at last, and what an impression he made on his new team as the September stretch run began. Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his debut at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff contenders. "I can speak pretty passionately about it, these chances don’t come around very often, especially for some of us," said the 34-year ...
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Buchholz throws 3-hitter, leads BoSox over Rays

Aug 31 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. Only one runner reached second base during his second shutout this season and the sixth of his career. The right-hander’s previous win came over Kansas City on July 18, five days after he tossed a three-hitter in an 11-0 win against Houston. He was 0-3 in that span. Alex Cob ...
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Buchholz throws 3-hitter, leads BoSox over Rays

Aug 31 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. Only one runner reached second base during his second shutout this season and the sixth of his career. The right-hander’s previous win came over Kansas City on July 18, five days after he tossed a three-hitter in an 11-0 win against H ...
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Buchholz throws 3-hitter, leads BoSox over Rays

Aug 31 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. Only one runner reached second base during his second shutout this season and the sixth of his career. The right-hander’s previous win came over Kansas City on July 18, five days after he tossed a three-hitter in an 11-0 win against Houston. He was 0-3 in that span. Alex Cobb ...
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Buchholz throws 3-hitter, leads BoSox over Rays

Aug 31 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. Only one runner reached second base during his second shutout this season and the sixth of his career. The right-hander’s previous win came over Kansas City on July 18, five days after he tossed a three-hitter in an 11-0 win against Houston. He was 0-3 in that span. Alex C ...
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Boston Red Sox: Quick hits

Aug 27 2014 11:16pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Even though they are a long way from contention, the Boston Red Sox continue to be an entertaining team to watch night in and night out. Due to a poor record, they’ve been given the chance to, how should I put this, experiment with a roster that provides fans with a mixed bag of talent and characters: you’ve got the veteran mainstays like Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz; the new guys acquired at the trade deadline in Yoenis Cespedes (who has qui ...
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6 days ago

Stroman goes 8 strong to help Jays avoid sweep

Aug 27 2014 8:54pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — After suffering through three straight extra-innings defeats, the Blue Jays won stylishly in regulation Wednesday thanks to a strong outing by rookie pitcher Marcus Stroman and a three-run homer by pinch-hitter Danny Valencia. Jose Bautista also homered for the second day in a row as Toronto defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-2. brightcove.createExperiences(); Toronto (67-66) scored four runs — including two u ...
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