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Boston’s Ortiz sets record for hits by DH

Boston’s Ortiz sets record for hits by DH

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz responds to the cheers of fans after he hit a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. Photo: Associated Press/Ted S. Warren

SEATTLE (AP) — Boston’s David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball’s career leader in hits by a designated hitter.

Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit as a DH when he doubled to left-center field leading off the second inning Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Ortiz received a loud ovation from the fans at Safeco Field when the milestone was shown on the video board and tipped his cap in appreciation.

Ortiz already holds marks for the most runs scored, doubles, home runs, extra-base hits and RBIs by a designated hitter. Ortiz entered Wednesday night on a roll, hitting .403 at the plate over his previous 20 games. He had four hits on Tuesday night to tie Baines’ mark, including two doubles and a home run.

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