David Ortiz belted a two-run home run off Trevor Bauer in the top of the ninth inning to help cap a Boston Red Sox 6–2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Opening Day.
The blast was No. 504 of Ortiz's career, which ties him with Eddie Murray 26th on the all-time home run list. Gary Sheffield is the next ahead on the list with 509 in his career.
Ortiz also retook sole possession of the most Opening Day home runs among active players with five in his career. Bryce Harper and Jimmy Rollins have four in their respective careers.
Ortiz, 40, has the third most home runs among active players behind Alex Rodriguez (687) and Albert Pujols (560).
Ortiz finished last season with 37 home runs, which was the most since he hit 54 in 2006.
In the off-season, Ortiz announced 2016 would be the final year of his career.
- Chris Chavez