Watch: David Ortiz Passes A-Rod for Rogers Centre Home Run Record

David Ortiz celebrates his three-run homer in the top of the first inning on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

After David Ortiz tied Alex Rodriguez’s Rogers Centre record for most homers by a visiting player, he didn’t waste any time moving past the suspended Yankee.

In the top of the first on Wednesday, Ortiz drilled a 3-1 knuckleball from R.A. Dickey deep into the right field stands for a three-run homer that gave the Sox an early lead. It was his 37th career home run at Roger Centre, pushing him past Rodriguez for the most by a visitor.

Ortiz now has 24 home runs in 98 games this season, just six shy of the 30 he hit the entire 2013 season. His homer on Wednesday tied Adam Dunn for 35th on the all-time list with 455 career dingers.


Ortiz had hit three home runs in the Red Sox’ first two games in this four-game series, and his homer on Wednesday marked first time Ortiz had homered in three straight games since June 17-20, 2012.

Take a look at Ortiz’s record-setting blast in the video below.

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