Ortiz sets HR record for players aged 40 and older

Ortiz sets HR record for players aged 40 and older

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Big Papi can only be compared to fine wine.

David Ortiz continued tearing through his final MLB season Monday against the Baltimore Orioles, as the Boston Red Sox slugger launched a two-run homer off starter Dylan Bundy, lifting Boston's lead to 5-1.

Ortiz's fifth-inning blast made him an ageless wonder, as the retiring Boston icon is the first player in history aged 40 or older to hit 35 home runs in a season. It also tied him with Dave Kingman for the most homers in a player's final year.

The longball was Ortiz's seventh this season and 53rd of his career against Baltimore, putting him behind only Harmon Killebrew and Alex Rodriguez - who had 68 and 59, respectively - for third most by an Orioles opponent.

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