Boston Red Sox defeat Kansas City Royals, 9-3

So, on an afternoon that David Ortiz hit his career-best 48th home run to draw within two of the club record held by Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx, what did he think of his chances of winning the American League's Most Valuable Player award?

Ortiz formed a circle with his giant right hand, held it in front of his face, and shrugged. On a scale of 1 to 100, that would be a zero, which is also the number of home runs Ortiz had hit since connecting Aug. 27 in Seattle, his seas...