|Aug. 25 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET1:04 ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST12:34 AM VEN9:04 UAE12:04 AM CT-Ortiz became the oldest player ever to hit 30 homers in a season, but the Tampa Bay Rays came back from a three-run deficit to beat Boston 4-3 in 11 innings Wednesday night and prevent the Red Sox from taking sole possession of first place in the AL East.
Analysis: Ortiz is the only player with 30 homers and 100 RBIs in each of the past four seasons, and he's the first Red Sox player to drive in 100 runs 10 times. Ortiz has 533 home runs, one shy of Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the career list.
|Aug. 21 9:23 PM PT10:23 PM MT11:23 PM CT12:23 AM ET0:23 ET4:23 GMT12:23 9:23 PM MST11:23 PM EST11:53 PM VEN8:23 UAE11:23 PM CT-Ortiz extended his hitting streak to seven games with three knocks, including a homer, in a 3-2 win at Detroit on Saturday.
Analysis: Ortiz is 11 for 21 with three homers and seven RBIs during his streak, helping the Red Sox go 6-1.
|Aug. 20 10:30 PM PT11:30 PM MT12:30 AM CT1:30 AM ET1:30 ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST1:00 AM VEN9:30 UAE12:30 AM CT-Ortiz went 2 for 3 with his 28th home run in Friday's 10-2 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Ortiz has gone 11 for 24 with three home runs and seven RBIs over his last eight games.
|Aug. 18 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET17:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)4:37 PM CT-Ortiz had a pinch-hit single Thursday to give him a five-game hitting streak.
Analysis: He's 9 for 21 with two homers, a double, five RBIs, four walks and six runs scored in his last seven games.
|Aug. 15 1:36 PM PT2:36 PM MT3:36 PM CT4:36 PM ET16:36 ET20:36 GMT4:36 1:36 PM MST3:36 PM EST4:06 PM VEN0:36 UAE (+1)3:36 PM CT-Ortiz went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer Monday.
Analysis: He's homered twice in his last four games to give him 27 on the season and has four RBIs in that stretch to raise his season total to 92. Ortiz is 7 for 17 over his last five games.
|Aug. 12 7:14 PM PT8:14 PM MT9:14 PM CT10:14 PM ET22:14 ET2:14 GMT10:14 7:14 PM MST9:14 PM EST9:44 PM VEN6:14 UAE (+1)9:14 PM CT-Ortiz had three hits, including his 26th homer, and a pair of RBIs in a 9-4 win over Arizona on Friday. The home run was his 1,000th extra-base hit with the Red Sox.
Analysis: Ortiz had been in an 8-for-52 slump over his previous 15 games.
|Aug. 10 8:35 PM PT9:35 PM MT10:35 PM CT11:35 PM ET23:35 ET3:35 GMT11:35 8:35 PM MST10:35 PM EST11:05 PM VEN7:35 UAE (+1)10:35 PM CT-Ortiz did end up playing Thursday, contributing a double and a walk in four plate appearances, despite leaving Wednesday night's game in the ninth inning after fouling a ball off his shin.
Analysis: His status for Thursday's series finale was uncertain following the Yankees' 9-4 win over Boston. Manager John Farrell said he got a call from Ortiz on Thursday morning and the retiring slugger said he was OK. Ortiz, though, has fallen off what had been an MVP-caliber pace, batting .143 in his last 13 games with no homers and four RBIs.
|Aug. 6 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET23:52 ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST11:22 PM VEN7:52 UAE (+1)10:52 PM CT-Ortiz made a rare appearance in the field Saturday, playing first in Boston's 3-0 loss to the Dodgers. He was replaced in the sixth inning by Travis Shaw because of general stiffness and appears likely to get a day off Sunday.
Analysis: "I got a little sore out there," Ortiz said. "I didn't want to make things worse. It started to crop up in the first inning." The comments manager John Farrell and Ortiz made postgame about his future at first likely mean he'll be resigned to pinch-hitting duties when the club travels to San Diego for a three-game series against the Padres from Sept. 5-7.
|Aug. 3 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Ortiz had a double and two RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Ortiz went 0 for 9 in his previous two games and is batting just .156 in his past eight games, though he's driven in six runs over that stretch to give him 87 RBIs on the season - which ranks second in the majors.
|Aug. 2 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Ortiz was 0 for 4 in the Red Sox's 2-1 win over the Mariners on Monday night.
Analysis: Ortiz is now 0 for 9 in his last two games and has two hits in his last five contests. On Tuesday, he'll face Wade LeBlanc, who he is 2 for 2 with a double against.
|July 26 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Oritz hit his 25th home run of the season Tuesday, a three-run shot in a 9-8 loss to the Tigers.
Analysis: Ortiz has three homers and 12 RBIs in his last seven games. He's gone deep seven times and driven in 21 runs in 16 home games this month.
|July 23 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET23:47 ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST11:17 PM VEN7:47 UAE (+1)10:47 PM CT-Ortiz went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs in Saturday's 11-9 loss to the Twins.
Analysis: Ortiz went hitless on Friday, but he's 6 for 12 with six RBIs in the three games against Minnesota.
|July 23 9:25 AM PT10:25 AM MT11:25 AM CT12:25 PM ET12:25 ET16:25 GMT0:25 9:25 AM MST11:25 AM EST11:55 AM VEN20:25 UAE11:25 AM CT-Ortiz went 0 for 4 in Friday's loss to the Twins, one night after getting three hits - including a home run - and driving in four runs.
Analysis: The Red Sox face Ricky Nolasco on Saturday, and Ortiz is 4 for 13 with three homers lifetime against him.
|July 21 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET22:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST10:00 PM VEN6:30 UAE (+1)9:30 PM CT-Ortiz continued his amazing season Wednesday, going 3 for 5 with his 24th home run and four RBIs in a 13-2 win over the Twins.
Analysis: Ortiz has homered five times with 13 RBIs in his last 10 games.
|July 20 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Ortiz delivered the big blow in Tuesday's 4-0 win over San Francisco, as the retiring superstar belted a three-run homer off former teammate Jake Peavy in the fourth inning.
Analysis: Ortiz already has 23 homers and 58 extra-base hits, leaving him only four shy of tying Dave Winfield's MLB season record for a player over 40. The ageless slugger has four homers and nine RBIs over his last eight games, though he's hit just .222 during that stretch.
|July 11 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Ortiz entered the All-Star break with impressive numbers after hitting a two-run homer, and the Red Sox sent the Tampa Bay Rays to their sixth straight loss, 4-0 Sunday.
Analysis: The 40-year-old Ortiz heads to his 10th All-Star game with a .332 average and 72 RBIs in what he announced last fall will be his final year. It's the most RBIs ever at the break by a player 40 or older.
|July 8 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET23:17 ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST10:47 PM VEN7:17 UAE (+1)10:17 PM CT-Ortiz hit his 21st homer in a 6-5 win over Tampa Bay on Friday. It was the 524th of his career, tying him with Jimmie Foxx for seventh-most in AL history.
Analysis: Ortiz has gone deep in back to back games and is 12 for 35 (.343) with three home runs and eight RBIs in his last nine games.
|July 5 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET19:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)6:27 PM CT-Ortiz earned his 10th All-Star selection Tuesday.
Analysis: Ortiz, who is retiring at the end of the season, is batting .339 with 19 homers and 66 RBIs.
|July 4 4:56 PM PT5:56 PM MT6:56 PM CT7:56 PM ET19:56 ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST7:26 PM VEN3:56 UAE (+1)6:56 PM CT-Ortiz doubled twice in five at-bats Monday and drove in another run.
Analysis: Ortiz has six RBIs in his last eight games and is second in the AL with 66.
|July 2 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET0:35 ET4:35 GMT12:35 9:35 PM MST11:35 PM EST12:05 AM VEN8:35 UAE11:35 PM CT-Ortiz homered for his 2,000th hit with Boston to help the Red Sox beat the struggling Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Friday night.
Analysis: This was his first homer in 13 games. Ortiz's solo shot in the fifth was his 522nd career home run, moving into sole possession of 19th place on baseball's all-time list and breaking a tie he held with a trio of Hall of Famers including Red Sox great Ted Williams.
|June 21 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET0:02 ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST11:32 PM VEN8:02 UAE11:02 PM CT-Ortiz wishes he had held off on his retirement announcement because of the distractions he has faced during the season.
Analysis: Ortiz said his final season has evolved into a farewell tour similar to what Derek Jeter and Kobe Bryant experienced recently, and the extra attention has impacted the 40-year-old's preparation for games. Ortiz doesn't regret, though, his decision to retire at the end of the season because of the pain he constantly experiences in his feet.
|June 19 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET18:16 ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST5:46 PM VEN2:16 UAE (+1)5:16 PM CT-Ortiz went 1 for 3 with a walk and his second stolen base of the season in Sunday's win over Seattle.
Analysis: Ortiz has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, going 13 for 36 with two homers and four RBIs.
|June 17 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET22:35 ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST10:05 PM VEN6:35 UAE (+1)9:35 PM CT-Ortiz homered for the second straight game Friday against the Mariners to tie Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 19th on the career list with 521.
Analysis: Ortis is batting .379 in his last seven games.
|June 16 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Ortiz went 2 for 4 with an RBI in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Orioles.
Analysis: Ortiz might want to hold off retirement since he's batting .341 with 16 homers and 56 RBIs in 58 games. He's batted .411 with 22 RBIs over his last 20 since May 21.
|June 5 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Ortiz delivered a two-run single in Saturday's win over Toronto to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Analysis: The major league leader with 53 RBIs, Ortiz has 19 with six home runs over his last 11 games and is batting a scorching .457 during the streak. He's going out still at the top of his game.
|June 4 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET15:27 ET19:27 GMT3:27 12:27 PM MST2:27 PM EST2:57 PM VEN23:27 UAE2:27 PM CT-Though he didn't homer Friday, Ortiz went 2 for 2 against Toronto to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Analysis: The 40-year-old is hitting a torrid .465 with 17 RBIs over the streak and ranks third in the AL with a .342 average. Ortiz leads the majors with 51 RBIs and has hit five of his seven home runs over his last seven games.
|June 3 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST12:00 PM VEN20:30 UAE11:30 AM CT-Ortiz homered again Thursday and extended his hit streak to 10 games with a three-run shot in a 12-7 loss in Baltimore.
Analysis: The Red Sox slugger is batting .439 with six of his 16 home runs and 17 of his MLB-best 51 RBIs during his streak.
|May 31 12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET15:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE2:00 PM CT-Ortiz went yard at Camden Yards on Monday.
Analysis: Ortiz has drilled jacks in his last three games.
|May 29 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Ortiz homered again and collected two hits in Saturday's loss at Toronto.
Analysis: The ageless slugger has racked up 12 RBIs and three homers while going 11 for 20 over a five-game tear. Ortiz leads the majors with 46 RBIs and is hitting a staggering .339 with 14 homers in his age 40 season.
|May 25 10:23 AM PT11:23 AM MT12:23 PM CT1:23 PM ET13:23 ET17:23 GMT1:23 10:23 AM MST12:23 PM EST12:53 PM VEN21:23 UAE12:23 PM CT-Ortiz hit a two-run double and a two-run single in an 8-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Ortiz has seven of his 41 RBIs in the past two games and is 8 for 12 with five extra-base hits in his last three.
|May 23 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Ortiz went 4 for 4 with a home run and two doubles in a 5-2 win over Cleveland on Sunday.
Analysis: Ortiz, who drove in three runs, is batting .360 with eight homers, 11 doubles and 24 RBIs in his last 25 games.
|May 15 11:59 AM PT12:59 PM MT1:59 PM CT2:59 PM ET14:59 ET18:59 GMT2:59 11:59 AM MST1:59 PM EST2:29 PM VEN22:59 UAE1:59 PM CT-Ortiz hit a winning double with two outs in the 11th inning and a tying triple in the ninth to lift the Boston Red Sox past the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Ortiz also moved into 22nd place on the career home runs list with his 513th, breaking a tie with Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews. He is batting .341 with seven homers, 11 doubles and 23 RBIs in his last 22 games. Ortiz joined Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds as the only major leaguers with at least 500 home runs and 600 doubles.
|May 10 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET14:35 ET18:35 GMT2:35 11:35 AM MST1:35 PM EST2:05 PM VEN22:35 UAE1:35 PM CT-Ortiz remained locked in at the plate on Monday, collecting three hits and two RBIs in a rout of Oakland.
Analysis: Big Papi had a pair of solo homers against the Yankees on Sunday. He's drove in 13 runs over a 10-game stretch in which he's hit six homers and is batting .366.
|May 9 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Ortiz tormented the Yankees once again by smacking a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's win.
Analysis: The 40-year-old hit his 50th and 51st homers against New York in a Red Sox uniform, with five of them coming this season. Ortiz has six homers and 11 RBIs over his last nine games.
|May 7 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET11:30 ET15:30 GMT23:30 8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST11:00 AM VEN19:30 UAE10:30 AM CT-Ortiz had a two-run homer Friday against the Yankees, but was ejected in the ninth inning following a controversial strikeout.
Analysis: Ortiz was called out on strikes by Ron Kulpa with the bases loaded in Boston's 3-2 loss, resulting in a heated argument between the slugger and the home plate umpire. The homer was the fourth in seven games for Ortiz, who's hitting .357 with nine RBIs over that stretch.
|May 5 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Ortiz finished 2 for 5 with three RBIs and had another big hit in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Ortiz put Boston ahead with a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the 5-2 win. The long ball was the 509th of his career and 451st with the Red Sox, one shy of tying Carl Yastremski for second in team history. The 40-year-old is 7 for 19 with three homers and six RBIs over a five-game stretch.
|May 1 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Ortiz homered again as the Red Sox blanked the struggling New York Yankees 8-0 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Ortiz drilled the fifth home run of his farewell season - and second in two nights against the Yankees. He continues to torment New York, which surely can't wait till he retires.
|Apr. 30 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET19:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST6:30 PM VEN3:00 UAE (+1)6:00 PM CT-Ortiz finished 2 for 4 and hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the eighth inning of Friday's win over the Yankees.
Analysis: The retiring slugger has had a nice start to his final season, as he's hitting .307 with 18 RBIs in 21 games. Ortiz is batting .391 over his last six.
|Apr. 28 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Ortiz passed two Hall of Fame Red Sox on the extra-base hits list in a 9-4 win over Atlanta on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The 40-year-old Ortiz had three doubles and drove in two runs, giving him 1,119 extra-base hits to tie Hall of Famer George Brett for 16th all-time. On the second double, he passed Boston greats Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx. He's 10 for 27 (.370) with six doubles and six RBIs in his last seven games.
|Apr. 13 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Ortiz homered and doubled in Tuesday's loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: Ortiz has homered three times through six games with four multihit efforts.
|Apr. 9 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Ortiz went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: He is 5 for 13 with five RBIs in his first three games, the first two of which he homered in.
|Apr. 6 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Ortiz homered in the first game of his final season on Tuesday.
Analysis: His two-run shot came in the ninth inning and he added a double in four at-bats.