After watching an old teammate enter the Hall of Fame, David Ortiz made his case for Cooperstown.
Boston’s designated hitter launched two home runs and plated a career high seven runners in powering the Red Sox over the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park Sunday night. Ortiz went 4-5 in the 11-1 rout. The 39-year-old scored or drove in 10 of Boston’s 11 runs.
Eduardo Rodriguez moved to 6-3 with the win and Shane Green dropped to 4-8.
Ortiz passed Hall of Famers Rogers Hornsby, Harmon Killebrew, and Al Kaline on the career RBI list after former teammate Pedro Martinez’s Cooperstown speech made him cry.
“I was watching the inductions,” Ortiz told the press. “I’m not going to lie to you. It was very emotional.”