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David Ortiz becomes all-time leader in hits for designated hitters

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David Ortiz acknowledges the crowd after collecting his 1,689th career hit as a designated hitter.

SEATTLE -- Boston's David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball's career leader in hits by a designated hitter.

Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit as a DH when he doubled to left-center field leading off the second inning Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Ortiz received a loud ovation from the fans at Safeco Field when the milestone was shown on the video board and tipped his cap in appreciation.

Ortiz already holds marks for the most runs scored, doubles, home runs, extra-base hits and RBIs by a designated hitter. Ortiz entered Wednesday night on a roll, hitting .403 at the plate over his previous 20 games. He had four hits on Tuesday night to tie Baines' mark, including two doubles and a home run.

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