Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 10-3
David Ortiz knocked in the Red Sox' 10th run yesterday with a sacrifice fly.
That excepted, he had a rather unproductive day, taking an 0-for-4 to fall to 1 for his last 20 (the one hit being his three-run, game-deciding double Friday).
He's fanned seven times (six swinging) in those 20 at-bats and has walked twice (both intentionally) in his last 23 plate appearances.
''This series David's been having a tough time," said manager Terry Francona. ''He chips in with a ...
Yesterday, the man with the ice bags perpetually wrapped around some part of his body earned a one-inning break at the end of the Red Sox' 10-3 rout. Jason Varitek, who thumped a grand slam against Kris Benson in the first inning, had earned the reward, as Doug Mirabelli came in to catch Manny Delcarmen in the ninth.
As significant as his second career grand slam turned out to be, changing a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 lead, Varitek also kept starter Lenny DiNardo from crack...