Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back. Ortiz was hitless in three at bats in Boston's 12-1 win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli. Ortiz entered the day batting .323 with 24 home runs and 78 RBIs. The Red Sox have a day off before opening a series at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
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