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Ortiz Goes to Boston, Keuchel Stars in Minors and More

Jun 10, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; The Boston Red Sox stand on the field for a moment of silence for former team member David Ortiz before a game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Medical personnel flew David Ortiz to Boston for a second surgery after the Red Sox legend was shot Sunday night; he still faces a life-threatening situation but is expected to survive. The city of Boston and Red Sox fans are offering their prayers and support, of course. Elsewhere, Dallas Keuchel made his debut in the Braves organization, pitching seven shutout innings for their Class-A team in Rome (Ga.). The Phillies and Diamondbacks played home run derby on Monday night. And the Pirates and Braves had a benches-clearing brawl after … a pitch hit Josh Donaldson’s shirt?

It seems a good sign that David Ortiz was well enough to be flown to Boston. Hopefully this means a full recovery.

To the surprise of no one, Boston fans are showing their loyal side when it comes to supporting Big Papi.

Dallas Keuchel looked like an ace. Granted it was the minor leagues, but it’s still impressive given how long of a layoff he’s endured.

The Diamondbacks opened the game with three home runs. Then the Phillies answered. Philadelphia finished with six, but Arizona had seven. That’s the most combined homers in MLB history.

What even happened here? Joe Musgrove hit Josh Donaldson in the shirt. Then Donaldson jawed at him. Next thing you know, everybody was on the field. Strange times.


• Ortiz had 2nd surgery after getting to Boston |

• Red Sox, Big Papi fans rally around Ortiz after shooting | Associated Press

• Keuchel pitches seven scoreless innings for Rome Braves | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

• Phillies and Diamondbacks blast 13 home runs, breaking 17-year MLB record | Yahoo Sports

• Exceedingly Stupid Benches-Clearing Brouhaha Follows Phantom Plunking In Pirates-Braves | Deadspin

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