Minnesota 8, Texas 2

MINNEAPOLIS, May 21 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter tied a career high with five RBI and David Ortiz matched a personal best with four hits as the Minnesota Twins snapped a three-game losing streak w

Minnesota 3, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13 (UPI) -- When Brad Radke went down, one of the best bullpens in the American League -- and David Ortiz -- came through for the Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota 4, Kansas City 1

MINNEAPOLIS, April 18 (UPI) -- Eric Milton again dominated the Kansas City Royals and David Ortiz drove in a pair of runs as the Minnesota Twins took the rubber game of their three-game serie

Kansas City 16, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, April 17 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Royals erupted for nine runs on eight hits in the top of the eighth inning to break open the game and cruise to a 16-3 victory over the Minnesot

Minnesota 13, Detroit 7

MINNEAPOLIS, April 14 (UPI) -- Matt Anderson failed to record an out and surrendered five runs in the eighth inning Sunday as the Detroit Tigers suffered their 11th straight loss, a 13-7 defe

Minnesota 4, Toronto 3

TORONTO, April 5 (UPI) -- David Ortiz and Torii Hunter smacked back-to-back homers in the first inning Friday night and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blu

Toronto 7, Minnesota 2

TORONTO, April 4 (UPI) -- Roy Halladay scattered five hits over eight innings and Raul Mondesi had four hits and three RBI Thursday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-2 victory over th

Minnesota 8, Kansas City 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 1 (UPI) -- Jacque Jones' three-run home run off reliever Cory Bailey in the top of the seventh inning erased a two-run deficit Monday and lifted the Minnesota Twins to an

Minnesota 3, Boston 0

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Matt Kinney and three relievers combined on a two-hitter and Torii Hunter homered and drove in two runs Saturday as the Minnesota Twins downed the Boston Red So

Minnesota 8, Texas 4

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- Bobby Kielty's three-run homer capped a four-run ninth inning that broke open a tie game Friday and gave the Minnesota Twins an 8-4 victory over the Texas Range

Minnesota 5, Florida 2

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Kyle Lohse pitched four scoreless innings and David Ortiz had three hits and an RBI Saturday, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Marl

Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 2

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Nick Bierbrodt continued his wild streak Tuesday as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays dropped a 6-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins.

Cincinnati (ss) 6, Minnesota (ss) 1

SARASOTA, Fla., March 9 (UPI) -- Todd Walker homered and drove in two runs and Ken Griffey Jr. doubled, scored a run and drove in two Saturday as a split squad of Cincinnati Reds downed a split

Texas 20, Minnesota 8

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Frank Catalanotto and Chris Magruder had three hits each Sunday to lead a 25-hit attack as the Texas Rangers pounded the Minnesota Twins, 20-8.

Minnesota (ss) 6, Cleveland 4

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- David Ortiz collected four hits and Jeff Smith belted a solo homer Thursday, leading a split squad of Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indian
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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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