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David Ortiz leaves game with back tightness

SAN FRANCISCO — By the fifth inning on Wednesday, David Ortiz had enough, and headed to the clubhouse for a dunk in the cold tub.

Officially, the Red Sox said Ortiz came out of the game with lower-back tightness. Manager John Farrell called it “general soreness.” Whatever the definition was, Big Papi needed a break.

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