Big Papi records his first hit since May 31

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.

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