David Ortiz Returns to Lead Red Sox to ‘Waiver Wired’ Victory, Pushing Aside Distractions (Video)


Despite all the news of the day, one thing is certainly clear after the Red Sox beat the Royals on Friday night: David Ortiz is still a big part of the Red Sox lineup.

Big Papi returned from the disabled list in a big way for the team, providing some needed stability in the middle of the lineup in the absence of Boston's other slugger, Adrian Gonzalez. With Gonzo possibly heading to Los Angeles, the Sox will need Ortiz, and he delivered this time.

NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is awarding Papi our "Waiver Wired" player of the game. Who's yours?

Who is your "Waiver Wired" player of the game?

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Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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