Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, watches his two-run home run off Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Thursday July 9, 2009.  At left his Royals catcher Miguel Olivio.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

In the first inning of tonight’s game versus the Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox David Ortiz hit his 300th career home run. It was a 2-run homer that gave the Red Sox a 3-0 lead.