David Ortiz Ties Rogers Centre Record

David Ortiz watches his eighth inning home run fly over the center field wall, his 23d on the season and his record-tying 36th at Rogers Centre. John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports

The Red Sox may have ended up on the losing end of Tuesday’s matchup with the Blue Jays, but David Ortiz continued the torrid streak he’s been on since the Sox arrived north of the border.

Ortiz went 2-for-5 in the Sox 7-3 loss, including when he lined a sharp double to left field with one out in the top of the fourth.

But it was what he did in the eighth that tuned heads at the Rogers Centre, turning around a two-seam fastball from Jays reliever Dustin McGowen to deposit it over the center field wall for a solo shot that got the Red Sox on the board.


It was Ortiz’s 23d of the season and his third home run in two days, as he hit a pair of two-run homers in the Sox’ 14-1 win over the Blue Jays on Monday. His 452d and 453d home runs tied and passed Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski for 36th place on the all-time list.

He pulled even with another famous ballplayer on Tuesday, as his eighth inning shot tied Alex Rodriguez for the most ever at Rogers Centre by a visiting hitter. The two now sit at 36 apiece.

Take a look at the bomb from Ortiz on Tuesday here in video from MLB.com.

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