David Ortiz pinch-hits in loss

Updated: April 6, 2014, 2:08 AM ET
By Tony Lee | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Designated hitter David Ortiz wasn't in the Boston Red Sox's starting lineup for Saturday's 7-6, 11-inning loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, but it was meant to be a planned day off.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth in a 6-6 game, Ortiz pinch-hit for Jackie Bradley Jr., eliciting perhaps the largest roar of the night, but grounded out to end the inning.

Ortiz had been dealing with a calf strain since spring training. The slugger is now 6-for-18 with a home run and ...

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