Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oritz Hits #464 And #465; Sox Top Orioles, 5-3

 (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
David Ortiz homered twice—including the game-winner in the 10th-inning—pacing the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the first-place Orioles. Big Papi moved into a tie with Dave Winfield for 33rd on the all-time HR list. These games mean nothing to The Carmine Hose, but Ortiz last night chipped in with his eighth 30 HR/ 100 RBI season with Boston—a new team record. He passed some guy named Ted Williams. Only Jim Rice has more 100 RBI seasons for the Red Sox. Elsewhere, Mookie Betts had two more hits (including one on a great 11-pitch at-bat), and Yoenis Cespedes picked up his 22nd HR of the year. Allen Webster pitched well again—going 5.2 innings and giving up just one earned run. Valentine Magic #: 3