David Ortiz says he likes the fact Derek Jeter will at least play as DH in the next two games.
Al Bello/Getty Images David Ortiz says he likes the fact Derek Jeter will at least play as DH in the next two games.

BOSTON — For two decades, no one has tried to beat Derek Jeter more than the Red Sox. So the Yankees’ blood rivals took great interest in how his swan song at the Stadium unfolded on Thursday night. And they had an idea it might play out as it did, with Jeter hitting the game-winning single in the ninth inning and the rest of the club mobbing him.

“That’s him — money time,” Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said.

“Obviously it was very special,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “The game has an incredible way of creating unique opportunities. When you consider his 3,000th hit was a solo home run? His last at-bat in Yankee Stadium is a walk-off? The game provides us opportunities (to) embed memories, and that’s certainly one of them.”

When Ortiz was first asked if he’d seen any of the video highlights from Jeter’s heroics in the Yanks’ win over the Orioles, he shook his head and said, “Crazy, man.”

Ortiz, who is a long shot to play in this weekend’s season-ending series against the Yankees because of a wrist injury, is signed to a contract with club options through 2017. So when the topic of how he’d like to go out was broached, he said he hadn’t thought about it.

Yankee fans arrive at Fenway hoping to get a glimpse of Derek Jeter, who sat out the game.Charles Krupa/AP Yankee fans arrive at Fenway hoping to get a glimpse of Derek Jeter, who sat out the game.

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