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Red Sox's Ortiz sets franchise record with ninth 30-homer season

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 5: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park on September 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was career home run number 496 for Ortiz. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 5: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park on September 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was career home run number 496 for Ortiz. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

David Ortiz hit his 30th homer of the season Saturday for the ninth time with the Boston Red Sox, setting a club record.

The 39-year-old Ortiz surpassed Hall of Famer Ted Williams' record of eight with a drive that hooked around the Pesky Pole, capping an eight-run fourth inning against Philadelphia.

It was Big Papi's 496th career homer.

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