Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reached another milestone on Sunday night, and he did so in impressive fashion.
Ortiz absolutely hammered an 0-1 offering from New York Yankees starting pitcher Chase Whitley in the third inning that went deep into the Bronx night. When the ball finally came down in the right-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium, Ortiz had his 450th career home run. The Red Sox went on to win 8-5 and take the three-game series from the Yankees.
The blast was one of the longest Ortiz has hit this year, as ESPN.com measuring the round-tripper at 424 feet.
The 38-year-old continues to put up impressive power numbers in 2014. Ortiz’s home run was his 19th of the season, and he’s one homer away from his 13th consecutive season with at least 20 home runs. Ortiz has now gone deep 392 times as a member of the Red Sox.
Ortiz is also just 19 RBIs away from 1,500 for his career.