Head-first slide knocks Ortiz from game vs. White Sox

Updated: July 21, 2007, 12:25 AM ET
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Red Sox slugger David Ortiz left Friday night's game against the visiting White Sox with a mild shoulder sprain after an awkward head-first slide into second base during the fifth inning of Boston's 10-3 victory.

A lumbering Ortiz was thrown out on the play by Chicago right fielder Jermaine Dye after Coco Crisp scored from third to give Boston a 5-3 lead.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said the injury wasn't serious.

With no outs, Crisp had put the Red Sox up 4-3 with a three-run, stand-up triple off White Sox starter Jose Contreras before Ortiz laced a single to right.

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