It was just a grounder up the middle, but the mere sight David Ortiz earning a hit in the majors seems like a distant memory since Ortiz has been out of major league action for nearly two months.
Ortiz’ fourth inning hit was his first since a solo home run in the top of the third inning against Baltimore on May 31. That home run tied the game 2-2, which the Sox would win 6-3.
Ortiz was advanced to second on Mike Lowell’s walk but J.D. Drew struck out to end the inning. Sox still trail 1-0.