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Ortiz has spent the better part of his career making the Twins pay for
their repression. He entered Saturday's game with a career .323 average,
13 homers and 37 RBIs in 52 games against Minnesota, and on Saturday
night, he gave the Twins another painful reminder of what they could
have had at Target Field had they kept Ortiz all these years, instead of
letting him go after the 2002 season.
Ortiz hit two homers -- posting his 40th multihomer game and his
first since June 25, 2012 -- and drove in six runs in the Red Sox's 12-5
romp over the Twins. It was Ortiz's 38th multihomer game with the Red
Sox, passing Ted Williams for most in team history. Ortiz also reached
base four times in five plate appearances. And in a park that's supposed
to be tough for left-handed hitters, Ortiz continued to look right at
He now has homered five times in 10 career games at Target Field,
driving in 16 runs in those games and batting .500 in the Twins'
ballpark, which opened in 2010. At this point in his career, Ortiz has
done so much in a Red Sox uniform that his time with the Twins will be
little more than a footnote, and he has conducted such a thorough
assault on his old team that he even admitted it doesn't give him much
of a thrill these days.
"It used to be [special], but not anymore," he said. "I just go
about my business. You guys have seen me. I try to hit the moon every
time I go to hit anywhere. It's not new."
ESPN Boston: Ortiz continues to make Twins pay
Poor Minnesota. David Ortiz just comes in and does the equivalent of kicking every single fan in the balls...well, every male fan that is.
David Ortiz has silenced everyone who thought he would not make an impact after the achilles injury, and has provided a huge boost to the offense.
Who knows, he may have 2 more seasons left in the tank after this one.
Related: Globe: Ortiz reminds the Twins what they've been missing | CSNNE: Ortiz continues to torment Twins
The rest of the links:
Globe: Game 44: Red Sox at Twins | Looking at Farrell's decision to leave Dempster in | Herald: Planned day off for Jacoby Ellsbury in series finale vs. Twins | This race retraced | Money pit | Failure to finish | Clay can't say no to Mo | Chances upcoming for Johnny Gomes | WEEI: John Farrell explains decision to leave in Ryan Dempster | CSNNE: Ellsbury battling "inconsistencies
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Before David Ortiz was Big Papi, he was a Minnesota Twin. But, the Twins let him go, and he seems intent on reminding them of that mistake every time he faces his old squad.
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The Red Sox designated hitter tweeted his...
David Ortiz had three hits, including two home runs and six RBIs to help power the Boston Red Sox past the Minnesota Twins 12-5 at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday night.
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The Red Sox were leading the Twins 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday, when the heavens opened up above Target Field and the rain came down. With a Monday night game in Chicago, the Red Sox were certainly hoping the delay would be brief -- or the game would be called.
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Game 43: Ortiz making pitchers look sloppy!
David Ortiz had a field day against his old team, and again made them wish they never got rid on him in 2003. Papi had three hits, drove in 6 runs, and powered a lineup that finished with 13 total hits. All players but Pedro Ciriaco had at least one hit in the game. Papi's great performance helped out Ryan Dempster...
David Ortiz rapped out 3 hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in 6 runs as the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 12-5 at Target Field.
The Red Sox got on the board in the top of the 1st inning on a 3-run blast by Ortiz (pictured)off Twins starter Scott Diamond. An RBI single in the top of the 4th put the Sox up 4-1, and Ortiz slammed...
David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs to torment his former team once again, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
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Now that the Boston Red Sox have bounced back from their recent slide, they hope John Lackey can end his losing streak.
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