We're used to David Ortiz beating up on the Twins, but his recent barrage has some historic merit to it. The first homer of Wednesday night -- and his third of the series to this point -- pushed him ahead of Jim Rice for sole possession of third place on the Red Sox all-time home run list. As is befitting such a moment, it was an upper-deck shot:
It "only" went 410 feet, but that's because a dumb ballpark got in the way. (I kid, Minnesota, Target Field is lovely and I would like to visit. Especially if Ortiz is playing.)
Papi wasn't done, either. He already had a double and the aforementioned homer to pass Rice, but then he went deep again, just missing a second upper-deck shot by nailing the facade with a 404-foot shot.
That home run tied Ortiz for 39th-place on the all-time Major League Baseball home run list, alongside Dave Kingman. His next target is a moving one, as Adam Dunn is still playing, and still cranking homers:
He's not doing so at quite the pace Papi is, though -- Ortiz has four in his last two games and Dunn has five on the entire season -- so maybe it won't take that long at all.