MLB: Boston 9, Chi. White Sox 6

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- David Ortiz belted his major league-leading 31st home run of the season Saturday afternoon, helping Boston beat the Chicago White Sox, 9-6.

MLB: Boston 7, Chi. White Sox 2

CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) -- David Ortiz and Mike Lowell both drove in two runs Friday night as Boston beat the Chicago White Sox, 7-2.

MLB: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a grand slam homer Thursday night to help Boston beat Tampa Bay, 12-5, and avert a four-game sweep by the lowly Devil Rays.

White Sox dominate AL All-Star team

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Six members of the Chicago White Sox were named Sunday night to the American League All-Star team.

MLB: Boston 4, Florida 3

MIAMI, July 2 (UPI) -- Mark Loretta's sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon gave Boston a 4-3 win over the Florida Marlins.

MLB: Boston 11, Florida 5

MIAMI, July 1 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs in three big innings Saturday night and trounced the Florida Marlins, 11-5.

MLB: Boston 4, N.Y. Mets 2

BOSTON, June 29 (UPI) -- Mark Loretta and David Ortiz hit home runs Thursday night as Boston beat the New York Mets, 4-2, for its 12th straight win.

MLB: Boston 10, N.Y. Mets 2

BOSTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Trot Nixon and Alex Gonzalez each drove in two runs Wednesday night as Boson clobbered the New York Mets, 10-2, to extend its winning streak to 11 games.

MLB: Boston 8, Philadelphia 7 (12 innings)

BOSTON, June 26 (UPI) -- David Ortiz singled in a run in the 12th inning Monday as the Boston Red Sox came from behind to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-7.

MLB: Boston 5, Philadelphia 3 (10 inn.)

BOSTON, June 24 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by David Ortiz in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday afternoon gave Boston a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

MLB: Boston 9, Washington 3

BOSTON, June 21 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a grand slam home run Wednesday night to help the Boston Red Sox trounce Washington, 9-3, for their six straight win.

Vlad leads American League All-Star vote

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Vladimir Guerrero leads all American League players in the latest fan balloting results for the 77th All-Star Game. The game will be played July 11 in Pittsburgh.

MLB: Boston 10, Atlanta 7

ATLANTA, June 18 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox used a six-run eighth inning Sunday night to beat Atlanta, 10-7, completing a three-game, inter-league sweep.

MLB: Boston 5, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, June 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis belted a lead-off home run in the first inning Saturday afternoon as Boston beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-3.

MLB: Texas 13, Boston 6

BOSTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Gary Matthews Jr. and Mark DeRosa each had four hits and two RBI Sunday as Texas trounced Boston, 13-6, to split a doubleheader.
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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)

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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