Tuesday, August 9, 2011

David Ortiz makes Twins pay

 Ortiz hit absolutely everything the Twins chucked at him. Sinking fastball — crushed for a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Changeup — swatted to right-center for a leadoff double in the eighth. Curveball — served to center field for a two-out, go-ahead single in the ninth.

Clearly, the Twins were at a loss in the Red Sox’ come-from-behind 8-6 win last night at Target Field. Ortiz went 4-for-5, scored three runs, drove in three more and picked up hits against three pitchers. Even his lone out, a deep fly ball to left field, was scalded.

About the only thing he couldn’t do was assure that starter Tim Wakefield registered his 200th career win.


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