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Mon, 07/16/2012 - 8:53pm  

Ortiz hurts leg on Gonzalez HR

In a bizarre twist to a dramatic moment at Fenway Park Monday night, David Ortiz hurt his leg rounding second base as Adrian Gonzalez's go-ahead homer was sailing over the Green Monster in the bottom of the eighth. 

Gonzalez launched a three-run homer over the Green Monster in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Red Sox over Kevin Youkilis and the White Sox, 5-1, Monday night at Fenway Park. The win might have been costly as David Ortiz, who was rounding second base as the ball was clearing the wall, appeared to tweak his leg. He hobbled home just behind Carl Crawford, who worked a leadoff walk to start the rally. 

Ortiz, who broke Ted Williams' 1950 record of nine consecutive games with at least one hit and one walk with a walk in the eighth, made his way immediately down the tunnel and to the Red Sox clubhouse. 

Earlier in the night, Ortiz singled in the first inning, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. 

It was a brutal day for several major league batting stars as Cincinnati's Joey Votto had an MRI earlier in the day that revealed torn meniscus in his left knee. He'll have surgery Tuesday and miss at least three weeks. Then Monday night, Toronto slugger Jose Bautista left the game against the Yankees in the Bronx after hurting his left wrist/hand when he fouled a pitch deep to left field.

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