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David Ortiz sets record for hits by DH

Updated: July 11, 2013, 4:12 AM ET
By Adam Lewis | Special to ESPNBoston.com

SEATTLE -- David Ortiz didn't wait long Wednesday to notch his 1,689th hit as a designated hitter and surpass Harold Baines for the all-time lead at a position that the American League adopted in 1973.

In the second inning, Ortiz took a 3-1 offering from Mariners starter Aaron Harang and lined a double into left-center field. Ortiz received an extended standing ovation from the Seattle and Boston fans scattered around Safeco Field and eventually came around to score.

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