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David Ortiz ties Mickey Mantle with 536th career home run

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on after hitting a home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on September 12, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Red Sox DH David Ortiz passed Jimmie Foxx for 18th place on baseball’s all-time home runs list on Sunday, and he kept moving up the chain on Monday. The slugger launched a towering home run to right field at Fenway Park in the sixth inning against Orioles reliever Vance Worley.

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With that blast, Ortiz tied Mickey Mantle for 17th place on the list. Next up is Mike Schmidt at 548.

Ortiz, 40, entered Monday’s action batting .315/.403/.622, a staggeringly good batting line for anyone, but especially for a 40-year-old. And now he has 33 homers and 111 RBI to go with it. That’s a pretty good farewell season.

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