David Ortiz began his farewell tour in style. The 40-year-old designated hitter hit a two-run home against the Indians in the Red Sox’ 6-2 win in the teams’ opener on Tuesday in Cleveland. With the Red Sox leading 4-2 in the ninth inning and Dustin Pedroia on base, Ortiz took Indians reliever Trevor Bauer deep to right field.
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Asked about his start to the season after the win, Ortiz delivered an All-Star answer: “The light goes on, Papi goes on.”
Ortiz also had a double in the Red Sox’ first win of his final season. He announced in November that he would retire after the 2016 campaign.
The walk-off hits of David Ortiz