David Ortiz Hits Home Run No. 497, Gives Red Sox 2-0 Lead (Video)

BOSTON — David Ortiz is inching closer to becoming a member of the 500 home run club.

The Boston Red Sox slugger hit a two-run homer, his 31st of the season and 497th of his career, in the first inning of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park. [tweet https://twitter.com/Shesta_Sox/status/640595611411214337 align=”center”]

Ortiz sits 27th on the all-time home run leaderboard. He will remain in that spot until he ties Baltimore Orioles legend Eddie Murray at 504.

On Saturday, Ortiz set a Red Sox record with his ninth 30-homer season.

Thumbnail photo via Gregory J. Fisher/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Jun 13, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

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