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Tight back forces David Ortiz's exit

Updated: August 21, 2013, 8:09 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.

"It's just general soreness," Red Sox manager John Farrell said after the Red Sox beat the Giants 12-1. "He's played first base two of the last three days and he's not used to it."

Ortiz was hitless in three at-bats in Boston's win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times at the plate. He came out of the ...

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