The Boston Red Sox lost today by a final of 5-4, falling short of a series sweep against the New York Mets, but that news is secondary to the fact that David Ortiz hit the 494th home run of his career.
Ortiz hit a two-run blast off Mets' starter Noah Syndergaard in the sixth inning to move within six homers of the milestone 500.
The home run also broke a tie for 27th on the all-time list with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff.
His homer also meant something in today's game, as it put the Red Sox on the board after being dominated by Syndergaard for the first five innings.
The team's 2-1 lead would not last very long, as Juan Uribe put the Mets on top with a two-run double off starter Wade Miley, who had pitched just as well as Syndergaard until that point.
The Red Sox would come back to make it a game, as Jackie Bradley’s two-out double and Mookie Betts’ RBI triple in the seventh brought the game to a tie. The Mets would come back in the bottom of the inning and reclaim the lead on an RBI double from Michael Cuddyer, and they would keep it until the final out.
The Red Sox winning streak ends at three, but they did manage to win the series.
By Jacob Young, @Jacob_BBS