David Ortiz's gives his "This is our f--king city" speech
before Daniel Nava gives the Red Sox
another come-from-behind win

DANIEL NAVA

ON THIS DATE (April 20, 2013) ... With four outs remaining, Boston needed a big hit to make it a winning day.  And Daniel Nava provided it, clocking a three-run homer into the Boston bullpen, fueling a 4-3 victory by the Red Sox, who have won seven in a row.

When the switch-hitter stepped to the plate against Kelvin Herrera with two outs in the eighth, the Red Sox were down 2-1.  But Nava absolutely unloaded, giving the Fenway fans one more reason to roar.

 

DAVID ORTIZ'S PRE-GAME SPEECH

This was the first home game for the Red Sox since the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured 176 others.  After a stirring pregame tribute, capped with David Ortiz reminding everyone that "This is our city", the Red Sox turned their attention to baseball.

In the end Nava made things right for a crowd of 35,152 that buzzed with support throughout the day. 

Ortiz went 2 for 4 in his 2013 debut after Achilles' issues. With a doubleheader Sunday, look for Ortiz to play in only one of the two games. Ortiz had some good at-bats against James Shields and knocked in run to tie it at 1-1.

 

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS

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BOSTON RED SOX

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W-Clay Buchholz (4-0)
S-Andrew Bailey (3)
L-Kelvin Herrera (1-2)
Attendance - 35,152

 2B-Gordon (KC), Cain (KC), Gomes (Bost)

 3B-Perez (KC)

 HR-Cain (KC), Nava (Bost)