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Ortiz hits 296th HR to tie DH record

Updated: September 8, 2009, 9:53 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has tied Frank Thomas for the most home runs by a designated hitter.

Ortiz hit his 269th homer as a DH against Baltimore right-hander Bob McCrory in the seventh inning on Tuesday night.

Ortiz has 312 homers total. Thomas hit 521 in his career, counting games when he played first base.



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