Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz led a 12-run explosion by the offense with a 3-for-4 day that included two home runs, six RBI, three runs scored and one walk in Boston's 12-6 win over the Twins.
The huge game gives Ortiz a .362/.408/.681 line with seven home runs and 29 RBI in only 103 plate appearances. He's 6 for 8 in his last two games and owns a six-game hitting streak.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is blaming a sore oblique muscle for his batting slump, ESPN reports.
"I've been dealing with a sore left side," Ortiz said. "For that reason, I was pulling the ball rather than hitting it the opposite way. I was hurt in one of the first games when we returned home due to the cold, but I'm feeling better and soon will start hitting again."
“Big Papi every season plays like a MVP. He could have had 50 HR/120 RBI if his Achilles did not blow up on him last year. Every season we find a reason not to draft Papi, and he continues to be a BEAST with MVP type production. Take a shot with Ortiz who could easily play like a 1st round pick.”