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David Ortiz smashes a two-run home run (GIF)

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is fresh off a visit to the White House and a selfie taken with President Obama. Ubaldo Jimenez, coming off a nervous off-season that ultimately landed him in Baltimore, took the mound Wednesday night to make his Orioles debut. It is in that context that Big Papi faced Jimenez with a runner on first base in the top of the third inning.

Off to a good start in his debut, Jimenez made his first big mistake and Ortiz made him pay for it in a big way.


Prior to that at-bat, Ortiz had not had much luck against Jimenez, as Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe notes.

These two will see plenty of each other over the course of the season in AL East match-ups, but so far it looks like Big Papi has the upper hand early.

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