Ortiz hits 296th HR to tie DH record

9/8/2009 - MLB David Ortiz Boston Red Sox + more

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.