According to Statcast™, the ball came off Ortiz's bat at 103.2 mph. Souza managed to track it down and leapt in the the air to rob Ortiz. Souza looked remarkably athletic on the play, hitting a top speed of 16.3 mph in 2.6 seconds.
"He crushed that ball," Souza said. "I got a good jump on it. I just really wanted to make a play for O, trying to get it going in the right direction. And I just took a leap. I didn't think I had a good chance to catch it, but I got up high enough and I'm thankful I was able to save a run."
The Red Sox scored five times in the first, but the damage could have been worse for Odorizzi if not for Souza's grab.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.