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ON BASEBALL

David Ortiz apologizes for scoring fiasco

SEATTLE — David Ortiz couldn’t take the noise any longer.

On Twitter, in the papers, on TV, on talk radio. He heard all the negativity directed at him and it bothered him. So on the day Major League Baseball made a scoring change to give Ortiz a hit for a June 18 game, Ortiz accepted the extra points on his batting average and apologized to those he offended for causing a flap over the initial ruling by Fenway scorekeeper Bob Ellis.

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