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David Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 for a split of the four-game series.
Ryan Kalish, pinch-hitting for Brent Lillibridge, hit a one-out double off the right-center field wall against Seattle reliever Brandon League in the 10th. Dustin Pedroia followed with a single to right, putting runners at the corners.
Ortiz, announced earlier in the day as the AL's designated hitter in the All-Star game, hit a 2-0 pitch to deep right field for the go-ahead run.
Vicente Padilla (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth. Alfredo Aceves recorded his 19th save.
Pedroia tied it in the eighth with his sixth home run of the season. He connected off Jason Vargas, who allowed five hits in eight innings.
Vargas has given up 22 homers this year, matching a career high - it took him 201 innings last year, 117 this season. When the ball went over the fence, Vargas put both hands on top of his head and Pedroia pumped a fist as he rounded fir...
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The Fenway Faithful aren't the only ones hoping David Ortiz bashes career home run No. 400 sooner rather than later. Plenty of fans at the Red Sox' road games in Seattle this past weekend were in the home run spirit, too. While a few fans had homemade signs exhorting Big Papi to get the one more dinger he needs to cross the quadrennial mark, the winner had to be the pair...
Four different Red Sox players hit home runs in Friday night's 5-0 shutout of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, but David Ortiz was not among them. As you may know, the next home run Ortiz hits will be the 400th of his MLB career, a milestone that only 48 other players have reached. Many fans would love to be able to watch Ortiz hit that home run in person, but with the Sox...
For the first time since 2001, the Boston Red Sox had only one player voted into the All-Star Game. As expected, David Ortiz was voted via fan balloting as the American League's starting designated hitter. It marks the eighth time he has been picked to play in the midseason showcase. But he won't have company July 10 in Kansas City unless one of his teammates is chosen...
Making history is never easy, which is something that David Ortiz is learning in his quest for 400 career home runs. The Red Sox designated hitter enters Monday night just one dinger shy of the milestone, but the team's recent road trip hasn't been doing him any favors in terms of locales. Both Seattle and Oakland are notoriously pitcher-friendly ballparks, meaning that Big...
David Ortiz is making yet another All Star appearance in an All Star Career. This time, he'll have a little less company joining him in Kansas City, as no other Red Sox are currently slated to attend the game, but Ortiz does call it an "honor" to represent the American League. In his talk with the Gameday Live team, Ortiz also talked about his comments about the media...
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David Ortiz has been enjoying a stellar season for the Red Sox, and All-Star voters took notice. Ortiz was selected to his eighth All-Star team Saturday and will start at designated hitter for the American League. The Midsummer Classic is Tuesday, July 9, at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. Josh Hamilton, who leads the majors in RBIs and ranks second in the majors in home runs...
David Ortiz is the lone member of the Red Sox to be voted to the All-Star game this year. He chatted with Tom Caron, Jim Rice and Tim Wakefield about the honor on Sunday, when he also welcomed Wakefield to the desk. Ortiz insisted that Wakefield wasn't part of the same "media" he criticized earlier in the season. The group shared plenty of laughs and also talked about...
SEATTLE - The Boston Red Sox came into a four-game series in Seattle one of the hottest teams in baseball, having won nine of 11. They came out of the weekend against the Mariners somewhat relieved to have gotten a split of the series against the American League West's worst team. David Ortiz's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning gave Boston a 2-1 win on Sunday, their first...
It's been since 2001 when the Boston Red Sox had one representative in a MLB All-Star Game. And in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game to be held in Kansas City on July 10th, that'll be the case as well.
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The Red Sox roster is stacked full of perennial All-Stars, but unfortunately there will only be one this year able to use that title. David Ortiz is the lone Red Sox player headed to Kansas City this year to represent the team at the Midsummer Classic, marking the first time in over a decade the team has only sported a single All-Star. But were any of the other Sox really snubbed...
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A sacrifice fly by David Ortiz in the top of the 10th inning drove home Ryan Kalish with what proved to be the winning run as the Red Sox topped the Seattle Mariners 2-1 to earn a split of their 4-game series at Safeco Field.Mariners starter Jason Vargas stifled the Red Sox for 8 innings allowing one run on an 8th-inning solo home run by Dustin Pedroia (pictured), one of just 5...
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C: Mike Napoli, Texas Rangers1B: Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers2B: Robinson Cano, New York YankeesSS: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees3B: Adrian Beltre, Texas RangersOF: Josh Hamilton,...