With three regulars resting, the Orioles lost to the Red Sox 5-3 in 10 innings. Ortiz hit two home runs, winning the game for Boston.
Buck Showalter says he's keeping his options open at third base for the postseason.
The Orioles have several different possible playoff opponents and manager Buck Showalter may tailor his postseason roster depending on who they play.
Nick Markakis' sore right shoulder will keep him out of Friday's game. He, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones all expect to play on Saturday.