With tonight's 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Sox were swept out of the American League Division Series.
Tonight's defeat also marked the end of the brilliant career of Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. "Big Papi" was lifted for a pinch runner in the eighth inning and received a loud ovation.
After the game, Ortiz was recognized on the field as fans gave him a long sendoff. A teary-eyed Ortiz saluted the crowd by waving his cap.
Ortiz drove in one of the Boston's three runs tonight and finished his final postseason series 1-for-9 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
For his career, Ortiz retires with a .286 batting average and 541 home runs, good for 17th all-time. He's also driven in 1,768 runs, the 22nd-highest total in MLB history.
Most importantly, he helped Boston win three World Series titles (2004, 2007 and 2013).