Big Papi Homers Twice, Ties Career High with 6 RBI in Win over Astros
Ortiz’s 2 HRs, 6 RBIs power Red Sox over Astros
By KEN POWTAK=
BOSTON (AP) _ David Ortiz hit a pair of two-run homers, including his 400th in a Red Sox uniform, and drove in a career high-tying six runs to power Boston past the Houston Astros 10-7 Saturday night.
Big Papi joined Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as the only players to hit 400 homers while playing with the Red Sox. Ortiz did it with his shot into the first row of the center-field seats in the third inning.
Ortiz hooked his other around the Pesky Pole in right in the fifth. He has 459 home runs in his career, which started with Minnesota.
Ortiz added a two-run double in the eighth. He left to a standing ovation for a pinch-runner, tipping his helmet as the crowd gave him a curtain call.
Williams hit 521 homers and Yaz had 452. Both spent their entire careers with the Red Sox.