Twins' Vargas crushes homer, set to cash in

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas wore two necklaces as he talked with reporters following the Twins' crazy, 4-3 win over Detroit, a game in which he played a big role. He might be adding one more necklace to the collection. The Twins' designated hitter hit a home run Tuesday, Vargas' eighth home run in 43 major-league games with Minnesota. The 24-year-old slugger also hit...
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Game 151: Red Sox at Pirates

Photo from NESNConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox open a 3-game set against the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh without David Ortiz, who left Sunday's game in the 7th inning due to a family emergency. The Red Sox will look to play spoiler against the Pirates, who currently sit in the 2nd wild card spot in the National League, a game and...
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Bryan Cranston, Pedro Martinez Star In TBS MLB Playoffs Ad (Video)

Bostonmay be out of playoff contention this season, but the Red Sox’s memorable run through the 2013 postseason has been partially re-enacted by actor Bryan Cranston. Major League Baseball partnered with TBS to release an ad hyping up October baseball on the network, featuring Cranston on a quest to create a one-man show about the MLB postseason. In the process, Cranston re-enacts...
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David Ortiz Remains Out Of Lineup As Red Sox Open Up Series Vs. Pirates

The Boston Red Sox open up a three-game interleague series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday afternoon at PNC Park, but they do so without the services of David Ortiz. The Red Sox slugger left Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning because of a family emergency, and he remains out of the lineup against the Pirates. After the game, manager John...
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David Ortiz To Host Seventh Annual Celebrity Golf Classic In Dominican Republic

The seventh annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic will take place Dec. 4-7 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the slugger announced on his official website Thursday. The event, which raises funds to provide critical pediatric health care for those in the Dominican Republic as well as throughout New England, benefits the David Ortiz’s Children’s Fund and its partnership with...
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David Ortiz leaves Red Sox to tend to family emergency

  Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early Sunday because of what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. "He's fine. He got called away from this game," Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon. He should catch up with us in Pittsburgh." Even without him,...
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John Farrell: David Ortiz Left Red Sox-Royals Game Due To Family Emergency

A family emergency forced David Ortiz to leave Sunday’s Boston Red Sox game early, according to manager John Farrell. “He got called away from this game,” Farrell told reporters after the game. “There was a family emergency that he had to attend to, and he jumped on a flight late (Sunday) afternoon. He should meet us in Pittsburgh, but this is something that he had to get...
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Illness And Injury Affecting Red Sox Lineup In Kansas City (Video)

With illness and injury flying around the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, a few players in the lineup have had to take a night or two off recently. First baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Daniel Nava were the latest Red Sox with questions surrounding them going into Friday’s contest against the Kansas City Royals. Napoli took a seat with nagging finger and toe injuries, but Nava was...
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Ortiz and Napoli out of Boston's starting lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) David Ortiz and Mike Napoli are not in Boston's starting lineup at Kansas City on Friday night. Ortiz, who has 32 home runs and 99 RBIs, is sidelined because of a bruised right foot that has been bothering him since he fouled a pitch of it on Aug. 24. Napoli, second on the Red Sox with 17 home runs, had a dislocated left ring finger and a sore toe. Allen...
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David Ortiz, Mike Napoli Out Of Red Sox’s Starting Lineup Vs. Royals

Mookie Betts remains in the outfield. Betts, who is expected to play second base down the stretch with Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt sidelined, will play right field for the second straight game Friday as the Boston Red Sox continue their four-game series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. One glimpse of Friday’s lineup shows just how banged up the Red Sox are...
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End of season post-mortem: Boston Red Sox

Following up a World Series title with another championship would be a difficult task for any team. But so many things went right for the Red Sox in 2013 — with several players having seasons unlikely to be repeated — that it was difficult to imagine circumstances being so favorable for them this year. The task was even more daunting with the Orioles and Yankees improving themselves...
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David Ortiz: ‘It Sucks’ Knowing World Series Is Lost Cause For Red Sox

Nineteen games remain in the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 season. For David Ortiz, that’s 19 too many. Ortiz, whose Red Sox are just one season removed from a World Series championship, spoke Sunday of the frustration he feels knowing the playoffs are not an option for this year’s squad. “It sucks. Sucks. You know you’re basically playing for nothing,” Ortiz told ESPN.com...
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David Ortiz: I Won’t Do Retirement Tour Like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera

David Ortiz turns 39 this year, but that doesn’t mean his eyes are on retirement just yet. In an interview with ESPN Boston, the Boston Red Sox slugger said he has no immediate plans to leave the game, and once he makes the decision to do so, he won’t leave the game with a farewell tour — à la Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. “What Derek Jeter is doing is fine because he’s...
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David Ortiz says he won’t go on a retirement tour like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is 38 years old and knows that retirement is right around the corner. Ortiz has played well this season, but also realizes that his body is starting to wear down. And with the Red Sox out of playoff contention, Ortiz is starting to discuss his future. Ortiz says he hasn’t picked a certain date to announce his retirement but he knows it won’t...
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What the Sox need to contend next year

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThere are still 22 games left this year, but the Red Sox season has been over for some time now. It's just a matter of seeing how top prospects fit in to the Sox at this point, with a focus on who could be an impact player in 2015. But beyond that, the Sox are going to have to make some moves if...
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David Ortiz Now #34 On All-Time Home Run List

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)With his two round-trippers on Thursday night, Red Sox DH David Ortiz moved into sole possession of 34th place (the same as his famed jersey number) on MLB's All-Time HR List. The two dingers—giving Ortiz 463 in his career—moved him ahead of Jose Canseco and Adam Dunn on the list. The only other Red Sox players ahead of Ortiz are: Ted Williams (18th...
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Friday Links: New York’s 9th inning rally sinks Sox

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor With the series tied at two games a piece, the Red Sox and Yankees played the rubber match of the 3-game set on Thursday night. David Ortiz gave the Red Sox an early one-run advantage after he cranked his 31st home run of the season off New York’s starter Chris Capuano. An inning later, with a runner on first, it was Ortiz again getting the best of...
Via Fire Brand AL
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Passes Jose Canseco With Big Night In Bronx

The Boston Red Sox received another reminder Thursday that this is 2014 and not 2013. Koji Uehara crashed and burned in the Red Sox’s series finale against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. He surrendered two home runs in the ninth inning as Boston suffered a 5-4, walk-off loss. The defeat isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things given the Red Sox’s place in the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Takes Chris Capuano Deep Twice At Yankee Stadium (Video)

David Ortiz went into Tuesday’s game versus the New York Yankees with less than ideal statistics against them this season. But he certainly changed that. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter took former teammate Chris Capuano deep twice in the matchup at Yankee Stadium. Big Papi launched a solo shot in the first inning and a two-run homer in the third. Ortiz had only had five...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz fakes bunt, hits home run on next pitch

Your browser does not support iframes. In baseball today, shifting infielders based on tendencies of the batter has become common place. Sometime it’s more exaggerated than others and certain players see them routinely, like David Ortiz. Earlier this season, Ortiz hit a fly ball into a shift employed by the Texas Rangers that brought to […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Fakes Bunt, Smokes Homer On Next Pitch Vs. Yankees (Video)

David Ortiz had two reasons to smile in the first inning Thursday. Ortiz faked a bunt on the first pitch of his first at-bat, prompting Derek Jeter to race toward home, albeit a few seconds late. The two shared a laugh over the mind games, which Ortiz brought to another level seconds later by absolutely smoking a home run into the right field seats. Your browser does not support...
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David Ortiz Producing Lower Numbers Vs. Yankees In 2014 Season (Video)

David Ortiz hasn’t been punishing the New York Yankees as he usually does this season. The big Boston Red Sox slugger is batting a mere .196 against his team’s biggest rivals in 2014. What’s more, he could still be feeling the effects of the two games he missed at the end of August after fouling a ball off his foot. Ortiz hasn’t hit a single home run in his last 38 plate...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Follow The Red Sox’s Twitter Feed To Follow Along With Tonight’s Game Vs. Yankees

The Boston Red Sox will look to build on their offensive explosion Tuesday night when they take on the New York Yankees on Wednesday night in the second game of the three-game series. After going off for nine runs on 12 hits during last night’s win, David Ortiz and Co. will aim to replicate that offensive success with the young right-hander Anthony Ranaudo on the mound. We...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons why David Ortiz should be inducted into the Hall of Fame

To get your number retired alongside the likes of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and most recently Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox require two things of a player: to have played in Boston for at least ten years, and to have been elected into the MLB Hall of Fame. David Ortiz, most notably known as “Big Papi,” is currently playing in his 12th season for the Red Sox. His longevity...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Out Of Red Sox Lineup For Series Finale Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will meet Monday afternoon at Tropicana Field in the finale of a four-game series. Boston is aiming to win its third game of the series, but it will have to do that without David Ortiz in the lineup. The veteran slugger will be replaced by Mike Napoli, who is batting in the cleanup spot as the designated hitter. Allen Craig is taking Napoli...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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