Ortiz feat helps Boston rout Toronto

David Ortiz hits home run number 452 and 453 as the Red Sox thrash Toronto for their fifth successive win.

    Ortiz now sits 36th on the all-time home-run hitters list [AP]
    Ortiz now sits 36th on the all-time home-run hitters list [AP]

    David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list as the Red Sox won their fifth straight game, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.

    Right-hander John Lackey (11-6) allowed two hits, no walks and one run in seven innings to earn the win in the opener of a four-game series between American League East rivals.

    The pair of two-run homers by Ortiz, both against left-handed reliever Brad Mills, took the Red Sox (47-52) designated hitter past former Red Sox left fielder Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time home run list with 453.

    Other results:

    Orioles 4, Angels 2

    Tigers 4, Diamondbacks 3

    Mariners 5, Mets 2

    Brewers 5, Reds 2

    Giants 7, Phillies 4

    Dodgers 5, Pirates 2

    Nationals 7, Rockies 2

    Marlins 3, Braves 1 (10 innings)

    Rangers 4, Yankees 2

    White Sox 3, Royals 1

    Twins 4, Indians 3

    SOURCE: Agencies


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