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Red Sox Memories: David Ortiz belts 500th career home run

Reaching 500 home runs is a milestone that all power-hitting sluggers aspire for. Few have celebrated the achievement while wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform but the most recent occasion was a memorable one. It came back in 2015 when David Ortiz bashed a pair of home runs in Tampa Bay to join the 500 club.

Boston pounced on the Rays early, putting a pair of runners on base ahead of Ortiz in the top of the first inning. Rays starter Matt Moore showed Ortiz four straight low-90s fastballs, the last of which wasn’t fooling anyway.