Ortiz Ties All-Time Hits Record By DH

July 10, 2013 12:58 PM
Ortiz Ties All-Time Hits Record By DH
" BOSTON (CBS) – As a 17-year veteran, David Ortiz has been playing baseball for a long time, so it should come as no surprise that he is climbing his way up the record books.

On Tuesday night, Ortiz went 4-for-5 in Boston’s 11-8 win over the Seattle Mariners, tying Harold Baines for the most hits all-time by a designated hitter.

But following the victory, Ortiz downplayed the milestone.

“That means I’m getting old, man. You have to play for a while to put numbers together,” Ortiz said after the win. “I don’t really think about it right now. I’m just trying to go through the motions and trying to continue to produce for this ballclub so we win games.”

“It’s a good accomplishment but I’m not really thinking about it,” he said.

Ortiz played a major role in Boston’s win Tuesday night, which snapped a three-game losing streak. The Sox DH began his evening with a solo homer in the second, Ortiz’s team-leading 18th blast of the season, followed with doubles in both the third and sixth innings, and capped his evening off with a single in the eighth — his 1,688th hit as a DH, tying Baines "

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