Red Sox’ David Ortiz gets milestone 2,000th hit in victory over Tigers

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David Ortiz stood on second base and looked outward towards the 379-foot marker in center field where his RBI double just landed, the Fenway Park crowd showering the Red Sox’ beloved designated hitter with a standing ovation.

On a night when the Red Sox hit eight home runs, including a grand slam by Will Middlebrooks, and accumulated 19 hits in a 20-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers, it was Ortiz’s double that drew the greatest acknowledgment.


The hit, the 2,000th of Ortiz’s career, extended his fabled chapter in Red Sox history, one highlighted by walkoff playoff heroics and a pair of World Series titles.

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