Minnesota 10, Toronto 5

MINNEAPOLIS, July 26 (UPI) -- Jacque Jones homered twice and drove in three runs and Doug Mientkiewicz had three RBI Friday night as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 10-5 victory over the T

Minnesota 8, Chi. White Sox 1

CHICAGO, July 24 (UPI) -- Kyle Lohse allowed one run over eight innings and David Ortiz hit one of three Minnesota homers Wednesday to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-1 victory in the r

Chicago White Sox 8, Minnesota 7

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez, Frank Thomas and Aaron Rowand all homered Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox stopped the Minnesota Twins' six-game winning streak by holdin

Minnesota 4, Detroit 2

DETROIT, July 21 (UPI) -- David Ortiz homered in his third straight game and Eric Milton tossed seven effective innings Sunday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers, 4-2, fo

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DETROIT, July 20 (UPI) -- Joe Mays threw six effective innings in his first start since April 14 and Bobby Kielty went four for four with a home run and three RBI Saturday night as the M

Minnesota 5, Detroit 1

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Minnesota 8, Cleveland 5

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Cleveland 6, Minnesota 4

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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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