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On his last night at Yankee Stadium, David Ortiz to play villain -- and hero

The Yankees will honor David Ortiz before his Bronx finale. Will the fans boo, cheer or even -- gasp! -- moon him? No matter what, it'll be electric.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

In the fourth, David Ortiz walked and was pinch-run for by Brock Holt. Ortiz received a pretty nice cheer as he left the field, but nothing too special. That ends his career at Yankee Stadium. He will probably go down as the most impactful figure in the rivalry since Babe Ruth.

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David Ortiz draws a walk and a pinch-runner. Another nice ovation as he jogs off the field at Yankee Stadium in the top of the fourth inning. He went 0-for-10 with two walks and four strikeouts in his final series in the Bronx.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

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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.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

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