Big Papi Outplays His Buddy Manny As Ramirez Returns to Fenway

BOSTON (AP) – David Ortiz hit his 274th homer for the Red Sox to

tie Manny Ramirez for fifth on the franchise's all-time list,

leading Boston to a 10-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on

Friday night in Ramirez's first game back since his acrimonious

departure from the team he helped win two World Series titles.

Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer in a seven-run fifth inning

that helped 22-year-old left-hander Felix Doubront (1-0) win in his

major league debut. J.D. Drew also homered for Boston before

leaving with a strained right hamstring in the third inning.

Josh Bard earned his third save, striking Ramirez out looking

with two on and two out to end the game.


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