Saturday, May 14, 2016

David Ortiz Walks-Off Red Sox In 11th Inning, 6-5

Earlier, he had moved into sole possession of 22nd place on the all-time HR list. Then, in the ninth, he tied the game with a rare triple. He came to the plate in the 11th with the winning run having just advanced to second, and Sox announcer Jerry Remy wondered why the Astros didn't walk David Ortiz with first base open. "It's a gamble", warned RemDawg. Ortiz then rifled a change-up into the CF triangle to win the game, 6-5. The double—his 600th—tied him with Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron as the only players with 500 HRs and 600 two-baggers. Other cool stuff happened in this game, but who cares, right?