Entering Friday night’s game, David Ortiz had yet to cross the 100-RBI threshold, which meant he was still locked in a tie with Ted Williams with seven 30-homer, 100-RBI seasons as a member of the Red Sox. Ortiz socked a solo home run in the fourth inning, though, which allowed the DH to pass the Splendid Splinter with his eighth such season — the most by anyone wearing a Red Sox uniform, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Ortiz is the 23rd player with eight 30/100 seasons. Alex Rodriguez owns the record with 14, while Jimmie Foxx, Babe Ruth, and Manny Ramirez tie for second with 12 seasons.
The Red Sox have Ortiz, 38, under contract for $15 million for the 2015 season, and hold two $10 million options for each of the next two season as well. Now with 34 home runs and 102 RBI, Ortiz is slashing .264/.357/.517 on the season.