Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - David Ortiz belted a two-run homer during a
2-for-3 night to become the all-time leader in hits by a designated hitter,
as the Boston Red Sox routed the Seattle Mariners, 11-4, in the third test of
a four-game series at Safeco Field.
Ortiz registered four hits in Tuesday's 11-8 victory to tie Harold Baines for
the most hits in major league history by a DH before ripping a double in his
first at-bat Wednesday to take sole possession of first place with 1,689 hits.
The lefty slugger finished with three RBI and two runs scored, while Shane
Victorino recorded two RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hit-streak to 18
games with a trio of hits for the Red Sox, who have won back-to-back games
since dropping Monday's series opener.
With the offense churning on all cylinders, Boston starter Felix Doubront
(6-3) stifled Seattle for much of the night, scattering five hits and two
walks while striking out six over seven stellar innings of one-run ball.
Seattle starter Aaron Harang (4-8) had a forgettable outing, surrendering
seven runs on eight hits and three walks over five-plus frames to absorb the
Brendan Ryan smacked a solo shot, while Kendrys Morales and Justin Smoak added
an RBI double apiece for the Mariners.
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