David Ortiz On Brink Of History After 499th Career Home Run (Video)

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Photo via Jun 28, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) celebrates with Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) after hitting a two run home run during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

David Ortiz is just one blast away from the 500-home run club.

The Boston Red Sox designated hitter hit his 499th career homer in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

It was a three-run home run to right field off Rays starter Matt Moore. Ortiz now has 33 home runs and 94 RBIs this season. This homer also was his 32nd at Tropicana Field.

Ortiz has four homers in his last seven games (including Saturday).

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

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