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Game 58: May 31, 2008 Red Sox 6 W: David Aardsma (2-1)H: Hideki Okajima (11)S: Jonathan Papelbon (16) 34-24, 2 game winning streak Orioles 3 BS, L: Lance Cormier (1, 0-2) 26-28, 3 game losing streak Highlights: Five hundred home runs for Manny Ramirez. Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz also homered; their consecutive four-baggers in the third tied the score. The evening was somewhat dampened with David Ortiz’s departure in the ninth, but x-rays were negative and the designated hitter was diagnosed with a sprained left wrist. Defensive replacement Alex Cora tandemed with Pedroia for a nifty double play to end the game and get Papelbon out of a spot of trouble. A player deemed not to have class by many entered an elite class comprised of very few last night.Manny Ramirez is the 24th player to hit 500 hundred home runs. The Boston Globe, NESN, and ESPN provided extensive supporting trivia that affirms that Ramirez is not merely good but great, and Baseball Reference Play Index’s report of Ramirez’s 500 home runs makes for hours of diversion: He is the third player to hit his 500th in a Red Sox uniform, joining Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams. For...


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