The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays aren't exactly big fans of each other this season. The last two series between the AL East foes included bench-clearing scuffles and six ejections.
Naturally, David Ortiz decided to rub it in a little Sunday after doing what he does best.
UPDATE: Sunday, July 27, at 5:45 p.m. ET
Rays pitcher Chris Archer wasn't happy with Ortiz after the game, according to Roger Mooney from The Tampa Tribune:
#rays Archer said Ortiz HR trot is "perfect example" of when Price said Ortiz feels he's "bigger than the game."— RMooneyTBO (@RMooneyTBO) July 27, 2014
#rays Archer said Ortiz "feels the show is all about him."— RMooneyTBO (@RMooneyTBO) July 27, 2014
Pete Abraham from The Boston Globe added Ortiz's response:
Ortiz on Archer: "Players in today’s game are too sensitive about things … I think he’s a good pitcher; I think he’s got great stuff."— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 27, 2014
End of Update
In the top of the third inning, Ortiz crushed a three-run home run to right field, flipping the bat after he knew it was out of the park. He proceeded to slowly trot around the bases.
The 38-year-old designated hitter now has 25 home runs this season and 456 for his career. The three runs would be enough, as the 48-57 Red Sox took down the 51-54 Rays 3-2.