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David Ortiz sets record for hits by DH

  • Fans in the stands cheer for Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz as Ortiz, center, stands on second base after he hit a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, Ortiz passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Fans in the stands cheer for Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz as Ortiz, center, stands on second base after he hit a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, Ortiz passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz reacts in the dugout after he scored a run in the second inning after hitting a double against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz reacts in the dugout after he scored a run in the second inning after hitting a double against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz responds to the cheers of fans after he hit a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz responds to the cheers of fans after he hit a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waits for a pitch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Safeco Field in Seattle. Ortiz hit a double during his at-bat and with the hit, his 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waits for a pitch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Safeco Field in Seattle. Ortiz hit a double during his at-bat and with the hit, his 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz tips his cap after hitting a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, Ortiz passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz tips his cap after hitting a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, Ortiz passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fans in the stands cheer for Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz as Ortiz, center, stands on second base after he hit a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, Ortiz passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz reacts in the dugout after he scored a run in the second inning after hitting a double against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz responds to the cheers of fans after he hit a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waits for a pitch in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Safeco Field in Seattle. Ortiz hit a double during his at-bat and with the hit, his 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, he passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz tips his cap after hitting a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Seattle. With the hit, Ortiz' 1689th in his MLB career, Ortiz passed the record held by Harold Baines for the most hits as a designated hitter in major league history.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Boston’s David Ortiz has passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball’s career leader in hits by a designated hitter.

Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit as a DH when he doubled to left-center field leading off the second inning Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Ortiz received a loud ovation from the fans at Safeco Field when the milestone was shown on the video board and tipped his cap in appreciation.

Ortiz already holds marks for the most runs scored, doubles, home runs, extra-base hits and RBIs by a designated hitter. Ortiz entered Wednesday night on a roll, hitting .403 at the plate over his previous 20 games. He had four hits on Tuesday night to tie Baines’ mark, including two doubles and a home run.

Red Sox add TO PEN — The Red Sox added needed depth to its bullpen calling up right-handers Steven Wright and Pedro Beato.

The Red Sox made the moves Wednesday before facing the Seattle Mariners. Boston optioned starter Allen Webster and reliever Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear roster spots.

The decision to send out Webster leaves the Red Sox needing a starter for Sunday’s game at Oakland. Manager John Farrell said the immediate need was for help in the bullpen after Webster lasted just 2 1-3 innings on Tuesday night. Farrell did not know who would start Sunday.

Beato had a 2.13 ERA in 41 1-3 innings for Pawtucket, while Wright has just been a starter in the minors with a 4-5 record in 16 starts.

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