Found July 10, 2013 on
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
If there’s one thing we can be sure of, it’s that David Ortiz knows how to crush a baseball. Big Papi had a near record-breaking night Tuesday against the Mariners, and on Wednesday he looks to make history. While Ortiz may be most well-known for his ability to hit the long ball, he’s also proven he’s a well-rounded offensive player. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down Ortiz’s offensive smarts in the video above. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook

David Ortiz Ties DH Hits Record, Says Red Sox Games ‘Never Over Until the Last Out’ (Video)

The Red Sox had quite the game Tuesday night, and it’s no coincidence that David Ortiz had a big game, too. The Boston designated hitter was once again the power behind the Sox’ attack, going 4-for-5 with a homer run as Boston racked up 16 hits and five home runs on its way to its 11-8 win over the Mariners. On top of the win, the night also marked several special occasions for...

David Ortiz Ties All-Time DH Hits Record, Steals Second, Brings Cake for Son’s Birthday in Seattle

Most 9-year-old boys would be thrilled to spend a birthday at the ballpark, and when you’re David Ortiz‘ son, the celebration is anything but ordinary. During the team’s game against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, the Red Sox’ designated hitter brought a cake from the dugout to his son, D’Angelo, in the stands, according to Peter Abraham. D’Angelo turns 9 on Wednesday...

Big Papi sets record for hits by DH

Boston's David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball's career leader in hits by a designated hitter. Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit as a DH when he doubled to left-center field leading off the second inning Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Ortiz received a loud ovation from the fans at Safeco Field when the milestone was shown on the...

A big celebration for a little Papi

Sam Galanis Contributing Writer D’Angelo Ortiz may have had the best ninth birthday ever, thanks to his Papi. According to Pete Abraham, D’Angelo has been traveling with David Ortiz and the Sox since their series in Anaheim and for the first two games against Seattle. For his birthday on Wednesday, he took batting practice and stretched with the team before the game. Photo...

John Farrell Says David Ortiz Will Leave Lasting Legacy on Major League Baseball (Video)

David Ortiz is on the cusp of history. With one hit on Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners, the Red Sox slugger will become the all-time hits leader at the designated hitter position. Big Papi had 1,952 hits heading into Wednesday night’s matchup, with 429 career home runs and 1,388 RBIs. Red Sox manager John Farrell knows that Ortiz is nowhere near finished, and that...

David Ortiz Says Manny Ramirez Is ‘Totally Different Person’ Nowadays, Thinks Slugger Could Help Rangers

Manny Ramirez sounds like a changed man. Just ask David Ortiz. Ortiz, who formed a potent 3-4 combo with Ramirez in Boston from 2003 to 2008, said on WEEI’s Salk & Holley Show Wednesday that he keeps in touch with his former teammate and that he has noticed a great deal of change in the 41-year-old slugger. “He’s a totally different person,” Ortiz said. “I’m really...

Your Morning Dump... where the Sox rallied and got a much needed win.

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Overcoming a poor start by their rookie starter and an apparent injury to their first reliever, the Red Sox used an offensive explosion at the plate, and, most improbably, six innings of one-run ball from their...

Red Sox Recap: Doubrant dominant as Sox pound Mariners

The Guru Contributing Writer Felix Doubront had another strong outing and David Ortiz had a record-breaking night as the Red Sox pounded the Seattle Mariners 11-4 Wednesday night. Doubront shutout the Mariners for six innings before giving up a two-out run in the seventh. Doubront threw 107 pitches with six strikeouts and only two walks. Doubront did not allow a base runner beyond...

Red Sox Take 'Five HR Discount', Win 11-8

(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)The players must have heard all the talk about a 'power shortage' in the Red Sox lineup. Last night, no such shortage existed as David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Shane Victorino all went deep in an 11-8 bounce-back victory for Boston. Two promising young starters were anything but, as both Boston's Allen Webster...

3 Stars of the Game: Game 93

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer For a second straight night the Red Sox offense was in sync and they pounded out 11 runs against the Mariners. Starting pitching was dominant, one of Doubronts best outings of the season and set the tone for the Sox all night long. Here are the 3 stars of the game: Star 3: Shane Victorino Victornio had a 2-4 night before being subbed out by JBJ for...

3 Stars of the Game: Game 92

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer The beginning of the game was rough to watch and then the game continued to drag on, so most of Red Sox Nation missed the end of the game, but if you were one of the few that stayed up to watch the whole game you saw an offensive explosion by both teams. They combined for 19 runs and 29 hits. Here are the 3 stars of the game: Star 3: Dustin Pedroia...

Game 94: Red Sox at Mariners - The Bats are Back

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer It’s safe to say the Boston bats just took a 2.5-game hiatus and have been safely returned to the Red Sox clubhouse. After back-to-back 11-run games, the Boston Red Sox (56-37) go for their third win in a row against the Seattle Mariners (40-51). David Ortiz became the all-time hits leader for a designated-hitter when he roped a double in his...

Boston Red Sox/Oakland Athletics Preview

The Boston Red Sox will start their final series before the all-star break Friday night against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum. The Red Sox will send quite possibly the American League Comeback Player of the Year on the mound to start the series.  John Lackey got off to a slow start in his return from elbow surgery, which sidelined him for the entire 2012 season. The pitcher... MLB power rankings: Week 14

By Shawn Ramsey 1 Red Sox 54-37 2 Heading into the All-Star break, the Red Sox are the team to beat in the American League, with their typical stars in Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz leading the team offensively and several offseason moves paying dividends. 2 Pirates 53-35 -1 It was an underwhelming week for the Pirates, as they fall into a tie with the Cardinals...
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