Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 15-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When David Ortiz's second parabolic blast of the night and 46th of the season, a 451-footer, crashed in the children's jungle gym well beyond the wall in right center, it was the cerebral father of three who wears a helmet at all times who produced the most memorable line.

''Actually," said Terry Francona, clearly surprised at what he was about to say, ''[John] Olerud had one of the better lines. He said, 'Maybe they ought to put out a public add...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Commission another plaque, John W. Henry. Better yet, place a call to Armand LaMontagne. Cast Big Papi in bronze, and put the Bambino to bed, forever.

Already dubbed the ''Greatest Clutch Hitter in the History of the Boston Red Sox" by a gushing ownership troika that recently presented David Ortiz with a wall hanging declaring him as such, Ortiz is shredding the team record book and in so doing has become the single most compelling reason anywher...