He trails only Ted Williams on the Red Sox's all-time home runs list and ranks third in franchise history in RBIs.
Mayor Marty Walsh called the man known as Big Papi a "legend on and off the field" at the ceremony Thursday to rename the street formerly known as Yawkey Way Extension, near Fenway Park to David Ortiz Drive.
The homers helped provide a nice cushion for Rick Porcello (4-9), who gave up four runs and struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory. "While we went through six innings or five innings where we had nothing to speak of, both Ramirez and the guys out of the bullpen that followed, they were very good". The Angels added two more insurance runs off Fernando Abad in the seventh inning.
With three World Series titles - including the 2004 championship that ended an 86-year drought - Ortiz dragged the ballclub out of its dynasty of disappointment and gave a fresh generation of Bostonians reason to fall in love with the Red Sox anew.
"Well, his sixth start (back)", Farrell said.
The person said Jeter, a 14-time All-Star shortstop, met with Major League Baseball and Marlins officials in NY and provided an update on his efforts to raise the needed money.
Twins 4, Indians 2: Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and Minnesota defeated Cleveland for the second straight day.
One of the people confirming Bush's withdrawal from the bid with Jeter in May said the former governor didn't put up enough of his own money to have the controlling interest he sought.
"It's really not acceptable you just have to be better than that", he said.
Said Angels manager Mike Scioscia: "I know everyone in our organization has the utmost respect for David and what he did".
"You're not our teammate, you're not our friend", Pedroia said, via NESN's Tom Caron.
Angels: RHP Parker Bridwell (1-0, 3.07 ERA) is set to make his second career road start. Boston is hoping he can provide help with starters Steven Wright (knee surgery) out for the season and Eduardo Rodriguez rehabilitating a right knee injury.
Red Sox: INF Jeff Rutledge was placed on the seven-day concussion DL and Tzu-Wei Lin was promoted from Double-A Portland.
Peralta, 35, is a three-time All-Star. It was his 10th homer of the season.
Miami also announced agreements Friday with No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller ($1,888,800) and No. 51 pick Joe Dunand ($1.2 million). Boston is 10-3 in their last 13 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 games against the AL West while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.