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-runball.
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 loss.
Brendan Ryan smacked a solo shot, while Kendrys Morales and Justin Smoak added an RBI double apiece for the Mariners.
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