Image of David Ortiz, designated hitter on the...

Image of David Ortiz, designated hitter on the Boston Red Sox (2006). Cropped from original image found here: Photo by Albert Yau 04:49, 5 December 2006 . . Mattingly23 . . 250×407 (24 KB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After opening their 3 game weekend series by handily beating the Boston Red Sox 6-0, the Baltimore Orioles closed out the series by losing the finale, 5-0 behind the 7 inning, 4 hit pitching of Red Sox ace,  Jon Lester.  The game featured the 20th home run by Boston’s slugging designated hitter, David Ortiz, who had 4 hits in four plate appearances.  Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli contributed 2 doubles to the Red Sox victory.  Oriole starting pitcher,  Jason Hammel was the losing pitcher, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs and 5 walks over 5 and 1/3 innings, dropping his season’s won-loss record to 7 wins and 8 losses.

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