BOSTON David Ortiz made sure he got to his daughter’s birthday party. Big Papi may have picked up an extra gift from the field, too.
Ortiz hit a game winning double with two outs in the 11th inning after lining a tying triple in the ninth and earlier moving into 20th place on the career home run list, sending the Boston Red Sox jerseys past the Houston Astros jerseys, 6 5, on Saturday.
Ortiz was blasted with white powder by his teammates at second base after the victory. He later walked off holding second base over his head as it was his 600th career double. Ortiz joined Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds as the only major leaguers with at least 500 home runs and 600 doubles.
When it was over, he met his son at his locker, showered, quickly got dressed and hustled out the door.
In a postgame interview, the 40 year old Ortiz told the team’s NESN cable network: “You know when we’re playing at home you’ve got the wonderful feeling from the fans.”
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“I was trying to tackle wholesale jerseys him. But man, I couldn’t do it,” Ramirez said. “Papi, his emotion and how happy he was, he’s got energy. Every time he comes here he’s laughing, talking loud and it’s fantastic.”
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Strasburg (6 0), who allowed three runs on five hits, signed a seven year, $175 million deal Tuesday. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 11th save.