Watch: Red Sox’ David Ortiz picks up second stolen base in 2016
Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shocked just about everyone in Fenway on Sunday as he picked up the 17th stolen base of his career.
With the Red Sox leading the Seattle Mariners 2–1 in the bottom of the second inning, Ortiz decided to make his dash to second base. By the time the pitch from Edwin Diaz was at home plate, Ortiz was already safely sliding in for his second steal of the season.
The stolen base was so unexpected, Ortiz was able to take five steps to second before Diaz even released the pitch.
The stolen base drew a standing ovation from the Red Sox fans, who have now seen the feat happen 13 times since Ortiz joined Boston in 2003.
Ortiz, who plans to retire after 2016, is in the midst of what could be one of his all-time best seasons. The 40-year-old is currently hitting .342 with 18 home runs and 59 RBIs in 61 games.