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David Ortiz

David Ortiz
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo... Show more »
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Adam Jones out of starting lineup, says he might not return until Friday

    Adam Jones out of starting lineup, says he might not return until Friday
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was out of the starting lineup for the fifth time in seven games Tuesday because of lingering pain in his throwing shoulder, and he might not play at all during the team's three-game series at Fenway Park. Jones,...
  • Lough's jack lifts Birds past Boston

    Lough's jack lifts Birds past Boston
    BOSTON (AP) — David Lough hit a three-run homer in Baltimore's four-run second inning and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night, their 12th win in 15 games. The Red Sox had a chance to tie it in the ninth after Dustin Pedroia's...
  • Still hot without Adam Jones, O's win third straight, 6-4 over Red Sox

    Still hot without Adam Jones, O's win third straight, 6-4 over Red Sox
    David Lough knows he's not Adam Jones in the power department, but he's just hoping to hold down center field and do his part to keep the surging Orioles winning until the All-Star and Gold Glove winner returns from a nagging right shoulder injury. In...
  • Big Papi Hits 476th Homer, Red Sox Rout Royals 13-2

    Big Papi Hits 476th Homer, Red Sox Rout Royals 13-2
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers on the career home run chart. He was hardly the only Boston hitter who had a big day. Ortiz launched his 476th homer to move past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell, and the Red Sox banged...
  • On The Fly: Mets Dry Up Behind Matt Harvey

    On The Fly: Mets Dry Up Behind Matt Harvey
    It may have rained around here on Father's Day, but the Mets' offense continues to run dry, drier than the greens-in-name-only at Chambers Bay, and once again the offensive drought spoiled "Harvey Day." Matt Harvey threw a good one, but Yale's Ryan...
  • Red Sox Offense Finally Arrives

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers on the career home run chart. He was hardly the only Boston hitter who had a big day. Ortiz launched his 476th homer to move past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell, and the Red Sox banged...
  • Red Sox rout Chris Young and the Royals, 13-2

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Red Sox didn't just hit home runs Sunday, they launched moon shots, three blasts each farther than the other to set the tone in a 13-2 rout of the Royals before 37,975 at Kauffman Stadium. In the second, Hanley Ramirez dropped a 406-...
  • Morales Homers On Birthday In Royals' 7-4 Win Over Red Sox

    Morales Homers On Birthday In Royals' 7-4 Win Over Red Sox
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off Rick Porcello (4-8). It...
  • Blue Jays Win 10th Straight, Martin HR In 11th Beats Red Sox

    Blue Jays Win 10th Straight, Martin HR In 11th Beats Red Sox
    BOSTON (AP) — Once again, Russell Martin got the go-ahead hit for the Toronto Blue Jays. Then again, most everyone seems to be getting big hits for them lately. Martin hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the Blue Jays won their 10th...
  • AL East a beast no more: 88 victories enough for crown at current pace

    AL East a beast no more: 88 victories enough for crown at current pace
    A decade ago, it was nicknamed the “American League Beast,” the biggest, baddest division in all of baseball. It featured the sport's two free-spending behemoths and three other talented but inferior teams that seemingly prayed for the gift of...
  • Uniontown native crafts bats for baseball pros

    It all started with stickball. Jack Marucci and his siblings played stickball with broom handles in the parking lot of their parents' North Gallatin Avenue restaurant in Uniontown, Shady Side Inn, and he'd walk with his younger brother Jerry to Nickman's...