Ortiz Blasts 400th Career Home Run

July 5, 2012 12:00 AM
Ortiz Blasts 400th Career Home Run
" BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smacked his 400th career home run Wednesday in Boston’s 3-2 loss to the Athletics in Oakland.

Ortiz’ bomb tied the game 1-1 in the fourth inning, as he became the 49th player in major league history to hit the¬†plateau.

“It was in a good situation to tie the game,” Ortiz said following the loss. “I’m happy to get it out-of-the-way; you know people have been expecting that.”

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There was no shortage of congratulations for Papi — during and after the game. The Oakland crowd gave Ortiz a big applause after the milestone was announced prior to his at-bat in the sixth inning.

“That was pretty cool,” said Ortiz, who gave the crowd a wave before working a walk "

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