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Red Sox complete three-game sweep of Twins

Red Sox complete three-game sweep of Twins

David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back home runs in the 10th inning Wednesday to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins, completing a three-game sweep.
Red Sox come out over Twins

Red Sox come out over Twins

Jon Lester pitched into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox did just enough against Phil Hughes to earn a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

Red Sox defeat Indians 5-2

The Boston Red Sox kicked off a seven-game homestand with a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians.
David Ortiz helping recruit Kevin Love to Boston Celtics

David Ortiz helping recruit Kevin Love to Boston Celtics

BOSTON, June 2 (UPI) --Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz encourages Minnesota Timberwolves player Kevin Love to consider Boston.
Danielle Haynes

Red Sox top the Atlanta Braves 6-3

The Red Sox rallied with a four-run seventh inning to top the Atlanta Braves, 6-3, on Tuesday in the finale of a brief two-game set from Turner Field.

Red Sox beat Twins 9-4

David Ortiz continued to torment his old club, belting two homers for the second straight day, as the Boston Red Sox topped the Minnesota Twins 9-4.

Minnesota Twins beat Red Sox 8-6

Chris Parmelee's home run in the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins an 8-6 win over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game set.

Boston Red Sox beat Cincinnati 4-3

Boston Red Sox defeated the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a two-game series Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
Team USA reportedly told not to take selfies with Obama

Team USA reportedly told not to take selfies with Obama

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Members of Team USA were reportedly told not to try to take selfies with President Barack Obama when they visited the White House last week.
Aileen Graef
White House considers banning selfies with the president

White House considers banning selfies with the president

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The White House is considering banning all selfies with President Obama after Samsung used his selfie with Red Sox player David Ortiz as a promotional stunt.
Aileen Graef
Big Papi's selfie with Obama was marketing ploy

Big Papi's selfie with Obama was marketing ploy

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Red Sox player David Ortiz's viral selfie with U.S. President Barack Obama was a marketing ploy by Samsung.
Aileen Graef
David Ortiz snaps selfie with Obama

David Ortiz snaps selfie with Obama

April 1 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz couldn't resist a selfie with President Barack Obama when the 2013 World Champions visited the White House on Tuesday.
Kate Stanton
Red Sox owner John Henry calls David Ortiz contract extension 'conceivable'

Red Sox owner John Henry calls David Ortiz contract extension 'conceivable'

BOSTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Red Sox owner John Henry said on Wednesday that it's "conceivable" the team will work out a contract extension with designated hitter David Ortiz.
Evan Bleier
David Ortiz says he would consider leaving the Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz says he would consider leaving the Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- David Ortiz would like to retire with the Boston Red Sox, but would be willing to play with another team if a contract extension can't be worked out.
Evan Bleier
At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
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David Ortiz
Sharp Corporation brings Major League Baseball 5 time All-Star David Ortiz of the Boston Redsox to their booth during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 8, 2009. The 2009 CES opened to the public on Thursday and continues through the weekend. (UPI Photo/Tom Theobald)
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David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), known as David Ortiz, nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican American professional baseball designated hitter with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Previously, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins (1997–2002). Ortiz is a seven-time All-Star and holds the Red Sox single season record for home runs in a regular season with 54, set during the 2006 season. In 2005, Red Sox ownership presented him with a plaque announcing Ortiz "the greatest clutch-hitter in the history of the Boston Red Sox".

Ortiz graduated from Estudia Espallat High School in the Dominican Republic and in 1992 he was signed by the Seattle Mariners who listed him as "David Arias". He played for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a Mariners farm team, until 1996, when he was traded to the Minnesota Twins as the player to be named later in an earlier trade for Dave Hollins. When he arrived in Minnesota, he informed the team that he preferred to be listed as "David Ortiz."

He made his Twins debut in September 1997. For a few years, he was moved back and forth between the Twins and their minor league affiliate in Connecticut, the New Britain Rock Cats. In 2002, Ortiz hit .272 for Minnesota, with 20 home runs and 75 RBIs. The Twins advanced to the American League Championship Series that year, where they lost to the Anaheim Angels. Despite showing flashes of talent, Ortiz's time with the Twins will be remembered as a series of injuries and inconsistency both in the field and at the plate. Ortiz suffered wrist injuries in both 1998 and 2001. He continued to experience knee problems in early 2002 that plagued him throughout the season, despite hitting 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 75 RBIs in 125 games. He was released by the Twins after the season. In six seasons with the Twins, Ortiz hit 58 home runs and 238 RBI.

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