David Ortiz launches 400th (and 401st) homer of Red Sox career

August 16, 2014 - 5:22 pm
David Ortiz jumped on an 0-2 hanging changeup from Astros starter Brad Peacock in the bottom of the third inning of Saturday's game, sending a cloud-scraper just over the wall in straightaway center field for the 27th homer of the 2014 season and the 400th of his Red Sox career. Ortiz is the third player ever to reach that landmark with the Sox, joining Ted Williams (521) and Carl Yastrzemski (452). Here is the milestone blast. Evidently unsatisfied with reaching 400 homers with the Sox, Ortiz launched his 401st homer in the bottom of the fifth against Peacock, fouling off a pair of 2-2 fastballs away before smoking a poorly located slider over the right field fence. He is currently on pace for 37 homers, which would be his highest total since he mashed a Red Sox-record 54 in 2006. Since he joined the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz ranks third in the majors with those 401 homers, behind only Albert Pujols (443) and Adam Dunn (414).