It’s been a bummer summer for David Ortiz, who entered last night’s game at Texas hitting just .114 in August.
It’s been a bummer summer for David Ortiz, who entered last night’s game at Texas hitting just .114 in August.
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Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 8-4

ARLINGTON, Texas - Covered in dirt, Clay Buchholz walked back into the dugout, his awkward, facefirst belly flop into home plate having yielded nothing more than an out. The slow-footed Jason Varitek had just beaten out an infield single and advanced to second, and Red Sox manager Terry Francona pulled him for the whip-quick Buchholz.

Trailing, 4-3, with one out in the ninth inning, Dustin Pedroia sent a deep fly to left. The ball and the Rangers’ David Murphy hit the s...