Ortiz, who now has 16 home runs at Comerica Park in 41 career games, entered the game as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning and promptly homered off Tigers closer Jose Valverde to break a 3-3 tie. He now has two hits off Valverde in his career, both of which are home runs.
The home run was the fourth pinch-hit home run of Ortiz's career, a statistic that surprised the big slugger upon hearing it from NESN's Heidi Watney. His last pinch-hit home run came in 2003, which was his first home run in a Red Sox uniform.
To hear what Ortiz had to say about his ninth-inning at-bat, as well as what he's been doing at the plate recently that has enabled him to have so much success, check out the video above.
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