MLB: Boston 5, Texas 4

BOSTON, June 11 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Sunday afternoon, giving Boston a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers.

MLB: Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 3

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek hit a three-run homer Thursday night to help Boston blast the New York Yankees, 9-3.

MLB: NY Yankees 2, Boston 1

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Bernie Williams homered and Melky Cabrera robbed Manny Ramirez with a game-saving catch in the eighth inning Tuesday as the New York Yankees edged Boston, 2-1.

MLB: Boston 8, Detroit 3

DETROIT, June 4 (UPI) -- Alex Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez all hit home runs Sunday as Boston beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-3.

MLB: Boston 8, Toronto 6

TORONTO, June 1 (UPI) -- David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez both hit home runs Wednesday night as the Boston Red Sox beat Toronto, 8-6.

MLB: Boston 8, Tampa Bay 4

BOSTON, May 26 (UPI) -- David Ortiz had two hits and four RBI Friday night as Boston beat Tampa Bay, 8-4.

MLB: Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1

BOSTON, May 25 (UPI) -- David Ortiz had one run, two hits and one RBI Thursday night to help Boston beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 4-1.

MLB: Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 5

BOSTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez had a two-run homer and three RBI and Curt Schilling pitched eight innings Monday as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees, 9-5.

MLB: Boston 5, Philadelphia 3

PHILADELPHIA, May 19 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBI Friday as the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-3.

MLB: Baltimore 4, Boston 3

BALTIMORE, May 17 (UPI) -- Former Red Sox Kevin Millar homered Wednesday night as Baltimore edged Boston, 4-3.

MLB: Boston 6, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, May 16 (UPI) -- David Ortiz drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Boston bullpen made it stand Tuesday as the Red Sox posted a 6-5 win over Baltimore.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 7, Boston 3

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit home runs Wednesday night to help the New York Yankees pound Boston, 7-3.

MLB: Boston 6, Baltimore 3

BOSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A three-run double by David Ortiz in the sixth inning Friday night helped Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-3.

Web site allows fans to relive history

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- It is the bottom of the ninth inning, the ballgame is tied, the bases are loaded, and Randy Johnson is on the mound. Johnson readies his next pitch, and Babe Ru

MLB: Boston 7, N.Y. Yankees 3

BOSTON, May 1 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth Monday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees, 7-3.
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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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