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David Ortiz notches 2,000th hit on 2-HR night

David Ortiz stood on second base and looked outward toward the 379-foot marker in center field where his RBI double just landed, the Fenway Park crowd showering the Red Sox’ beloved designated hitter with a roaring standing ovation.

On a night when the Red Sox hit eight home runs and accumulated 19 hits in a 20-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers, it was Ortiz’s double that drew the greatest acknowledgment.

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