Big Papi Big Winner In Home Run Derby
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 04:34:34 GMT —
Boston slugger David Ortiz has won hisfirst Home Run Derby title, hitting 11 homers in the final round tobeat Florida's Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium.
Big Papi added another highlight to his resurgent season with arelentless series of drives into the elevated stands above theright-field wall.
Ortiz hit 21 homers in the first two rounds of his fourth derbybefore holding off Ramirez and beating a field missing most of themajors' top power hitters.
Ramirez matched Ortiz's 21 homers in the first two rounds,pulling most of his shots over the left-field wall. But Ortizbecame just the second slugger to reach double digits in the finalround, while Ramirez managed only five.