On September 15, 2009 — In Boston’s 4 – 1 win over the Angels, David Ortiz hits a home run, a record 270th as a designated hitter, breaking the mark held by Frank Thomas. Daisuke Matsuzaka, making his first start for the Red Sox after a three-month stay on the disabled list, pitches 6 scoreless innings for the win.

 


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Baseball Reference September 15
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