David Ortiz Insures Final Fenway Weekend A Big 'Hit'
What is there left to say? This 'Large Father' individual hit another clutch, late-inning HR to put the Red Sox ahead to stay in a big 5-3 win over the Blue Jays. The electricity that David Ortiz sent through the Fenway faithful (and a huge chunk of RogersCentre Rooters in attendance) was absolutely magical. The line-shot HR down the RF line off lefty (and former Maryland Terrapin) Brett Cecil got out of the old ballpark in a nano-second. The Carmine Hose had rallied in the seventh to tie the score at 3 apiece before Big Papi took over the night. Rick Porcello got a no-decision in a decent outing in which he went six innings and gave up three earned runs. Other offensive stars were: Mookie Betts (RBI single), Dustin Pedroia (3-5, run scored), Andrew Benintendi (2-4, run scored). With the Rangers also winning, it cements the ALDS as a Red Sox-Indians affair—starting Thursday in either Boston or The Mistake On The Lake. Boston's Magic Number to secure the #2 seed in the AL is now at two.