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Boston Red Sox
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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 bullpen to overtake the Seattle Mariners, 11-8, snapping a three-game losing streak in the process. The Sox belted five homers -- including two in the third inning -- and collected 15 hits to overcome a shaky outing from Allen Webster, who allowed seven runs in just 2 1/3 innings. David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Shane Victorino each homered for the Sox, with Ortiz collecting four hits. Every member of the starting lineup each collected one hit with Pedroia knocking in three runs and Napoli and Brock Holt knocking in two apiece.
CSNNE: Slugfest in Seattle
That was a great comeback last night and a much needed one as the Sox avoid a four-game losing streak. Our bullpen was our saving grace, keeping it together after Allen Webster looked God awful and Alfredo Aceves appeared to get hurt. Breslow, Bailey, Tazawa, and Uehara combined for six innings and allowing just one run.
The offense also finally showed some power with five home runs mentioned above. Good to see the middle of the order flex their collective muscle. Ortiz led the way going 4-for-5 and he is now tied with Harold Baines for most hits by a DH with 1,688.
He also did it in the Edgar Martinez's old house, the one person that will always be battling Papi in the "Greatest DH of All-Time" debate. And even with the Achilles issue earlier in the year, Ortiz is on a similar pace then Martinez was in 2000, which the Seattle DH finished with a ridiculous .324/37/145 at age 37. Ortiz, also 37, currently sits at .327/18/62 in 72 games. Just another reminder of how filthy Ortiz is and how Edgar was.
Rest of the Links: Globe: Sox rally for win | Ortiz's big night | Herald: Ortiz one hit away from another DH record | Workman starts in pen | Webster comes up very short | Papelbon not the answer to Sox' closer problems | JB Jr. lifts Sox in Seattle | CSNNE: Bullpen picks up slack in win over M's | Sox stumbling into ASB | Sox downplay potential Aceves injury | WEEI: Left standing | Milestone for Ortiz in win | Sox in tough spot without Miller
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Would you rather be the Boston Red Sox, losers of three in a row but maintaining a 3.5-game lead in the AL East? Or the New York Yankees, winners of six-of-eight yet still five games back?
That’s what I thought. Everybody calm down.
The Red Sox (54-37) are going through their toughest stretch of the season, having blown a four-run ninth-inning...
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...
(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...
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...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox’ trip to the Pacific Northwest didn’t exactly start off with a bang.
What was expected to be a pitchers’ duel between Felix Hernandez and Jon Lester turned ugly late, as the Mariners put up seven runs between the seventh and eighth innings en route to an 11-4 steamrolling of the visiting Sox.
Boston will look for revenge Tuesday night with rookie Allen...
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...
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...
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...