Boston Red Sox decimate Toronto Blue Jays, David Ortiz achieves milestone

By Ricky Yandoli,

On Monday night, the Boston Red Sox decimated the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.

Ortiz hit two home runs in the game, and, as a result, is second all-time with 35 home runs at the Roger Centre in Toronto. Only Alex Rodriguez has more home runs in that ballpark with 36, notes CBS Sports.

The statistics just keep pilling up for the Boston slugger. It was the third time this season that Ortiz hit a home run twice in the same game, and the 44th time he hit more than one home run in a game for his career, according to the Associated Press.

Also with those two home runs, Ortiz passed Boston legend Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place for home runs hit all-time with 453 on his career. It is a milestone that validates Ortiz as a great home run hitter.

Teammate Mike Napoli praised Big Papi after the game. Napoli said that Ortiz deserves to be seen as one of the greatest hitters to have played the game.

"He's a Hall of Famer in my eyes," Napoli said.



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