David Ortiz clubbed career home run #497 Sunday afternoon as part of the Red Sox 8-2 win over the Phillies. By the way, that is a three game sweep for the Sox.

Ortiz did leave the game early with a calf issue. Manager Tory Lovullo says it is not serious.

Eduardo Rodriguez pitched the first seven innings, giving up just one run. He wins his ninth game.

The Sox go into Labor Day with a chance to get out of the AL East cellar. They are within one game of fourth place Baltimore.