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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankee Stadium has become Fenway South. Xander Bogaerts just tied the game in the fourth inning with a home run and the crowd erupted. It is 1-1.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoan Moncada left the Red Sox today and flew to Fort Myers to prepare for the Arizona Fall League, the team announced. He's expected to play third base in Arizona. In eight big-league games, the 21-year-old top prospect went 4-for-19 with one walk and 12 strikeouts, including nine in a row.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

David Ortiz got mostly a standing O in his first at-bat, then a K. CC Sabathia just struck him out after a lot of fans -- many with Red Sox jerseys on -- cheered him at Yankee Stadium.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Standing ovation and chants of "Papi! Papi" as David Ortiz comes to the plate in the second inning. Also, cheers after Ortiz strikes out against CC Sabathia.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Paul Pierce believes anyone -- even established stars like Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan -- can learn from Kevin Garnett: "Anybody can pick up something from an all-time great. He is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. So, whenever you've got somebody that can come in and share some valuable experience, it's a plus. Unless you're already sitting on the sidelines with five championships and 15 All-Star [appearances], and stuff like that, you probably don't want to hear nothing. But, when you have a guy like Kevin who was the greatest at his position, when he talks, you want to listen."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Doc Rivers said he doesn't foresee KG accepting a coaching job this season: "I don't think he wants to coach. He's not that crazy. Who would ever want to do that? ... There's no way that's going to happen. I think he has a teaching future. This [situation] is as organic as it could be. I just told him to come around and figure it out. Do whatever you want. Whatever he does, I'm good with, because I do think he can have a very positive impact on us."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Doc Rivers on Kevin Garnett's presence at Clippers training camp: "KG was phenomenal today. This morning, before practice, he had a teaching clinic that you would pay a lot of money to see. It was great. It was great for Blake [Griffin] and [DeAndre Jordan] and the young guys as well. It's great to have him around. He's a great teacher. We know him as a great player. I knew him as a great teacher. He'll be really good for us."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mariano Rivera presents David Ortiz with a painting of himself at home plate at Yankee Stadium.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mariano Rivera presents David Ortiz with an oil painting of Big Papi standing at home plate at Yankee Stadium and tipping his cap. David Cone and Jacoby Ellsbury give Ortiz a leather-bound book with hand-written letters to him from Yankees players over the years.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees gave David Ortiz two gifts. David Cone and Jacoby Ellsbury presented Ortiz a leatherbound book with well-wishes letters from Yankees. Second, Mariano Rivera unveiled an oil painting with Ortiz standing at home plate tipping his cap to the fans. They played "Sweet Caroline" to close out the ceremony.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

PA announcer Paul Olden just said, "The Yankees would like to put the rivalry" aside to honor Big Papi. When Ortiz was introduced with his family, there were mostly cheers.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees are going to honor David Ortiz momentarily. What is behind the curtain?

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Almost ready for the Big Papi homage at Yankee Stadium

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

One of the bases that will be used today for David Ortiz's last game with the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

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Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Judging by the sheer number of David Ortiz jerseys outside Yankee Stadium tonight -- including fans wearing both Yankees AND Red Sox apparel, Big Papi probably can expect a warm reception on the occasion of his final game in the Bronx. We asked a few fans -- those wearing Yankees gear only for this exercise -- whether they plan to cheer or boo him and why. Believe it or not, despite the bitter rivalry, almost all the answers we got were family friendly.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

One of the bases that will be used today for David Ortiz's last game with the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

Lineup: Red Sox (92-66) at Yankees (82-76)

  • 1. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 2. Andrew Benintendi, LF (L)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 5. Chris Young, RF (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Ryan Hanigan, C (R)
  • 8. Travis Shaw, 1B (L)
  • 9. Deven Marrero, 2B (R)
  • SP: Henry Owens, LHP

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Somewhere in there is David Ortiz addressing the media one last time at Yankee Stadium.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz likely will get two at-bats tonight, per Red Sox manager John Farrell, who said Big Papi felt "obligation" to play in final game at Yankee Stadium . But Ortiz's at-bats aren't expected to be dialed back at all over the weekend at Fenway Park.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Paul Pierce says he isn't planning a farewell tour, but he's willing to accept retirement gifts from opposing teams.

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