BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox.

The defense of their 2013 World Series title hasn't gone anything like the Red Sox would have liked, but one thing that's been a success is the performance of Ortiz.

Entering Sunday, the 38-year-old slugger is up near the top of the major leagues in both homers and RBIs, with 30 and 93 — and that's coming on a team that's been near the bottom of the AL in runs scored most of the season.

Knowing the last-place Red Sox faded out of any playoff contention a while ago, Ortiz just keeps plugging along.