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There is now a street in Boston named after David Ortiz

In the seventh inning of his team’s game against the Angels Saturday night, Red Sox manager came out to argue the call by home plate that Fernando Abad committed a balk.BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are honoring David Ortiz by retiring his No. 34.For 14 years, David Ortiz looked to the right-field facade in Fenway Park during batting practice, believing he could hit a home run off the retired numbers but never thinking his would someday be among them. “While we went through six innings or five innings where we had nothing to speak of, both Ramirez and the guys out of the bullpen that followed, they were very good”.The umpires then met for a minute or so and allowed the run. The Los Angeles Angels tipped their caps. “We want to thank you for how you made us feel, and it’s love”.The Red Sox organization celebrated the entire weekend with Ortiz and players at Fenway.Ortiz took the podium before a crowd that included ballplayers from high school, with employees from the Red Sox looking out the windows and others watching from the other side of the street on the roof of the ballpark.”When I first started wearing the jersey, that number, I was just happy and proud of doing it because of him”, Ortiz said.Ramirez gave up a leadoff double in the sixth, but then retired three in a row, punching his fist after getting Moreland on a grounder to strand the runner in scoring position.But it was Ortiz’s defiant speech after the Boston Marathon bombings that cemented him as a civic hero and helped prompt the Red Sox to retire his number less than a year after he retired.Ortiz’s No. 34 will be retired in a ceremony p.In advance of Sunday’s start against the Angels, Boston also activated Fister while optioning right-hander Hector Velazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket in the process. He’s tossed 2⅓ scoreless innings in two career games at Fenway. He is 5-5 with a 3.26 ERA over 13 career starts against Los Angeles.And before he left, Ortiz couldn’t forget about Sox Nation.Before joining Boston (41-33), Fister went 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA in three starts with Triple-A Salt Lake this season. He was pitching with their Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City, but had a clause in his deal to opt out if he wasn’t added to the major league roster by June 21.The 38-year-old Young had a 7.50 ERA in two starts and 12 relief appearances this season.