ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has hit his 499th home run and is one shy of becoming the 27th player to reach 500 homers.

Ortiz hit No. 499 on a 1-2 pitch from Matt Moore in the first inning of Saturday night's game at Tampa Bay.

The designated hitter smacked a towering three-run shot into the right field stands for his 33rd homer this season.

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Ortiz has seven homers in his last 14 games.