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Embarrassed Ortiz accepts blame

David Ortiz admitted he was “embarrassed” at being pinch hit for on Tuesday but didn’t blame manager Terry Francona.

“He did what he had to do. It’s my fault for not hitting,” Ortiz said.

Ortiz has not played since but spent two days taking extra batting practice.

“I’m trying to do everything I can,” he said. “I’m going to get back. I need to get out of this situation.”

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