CLEVELAND (AP) — Rafael Devers wasn’t making an attempt to make historical past, it simply occurred.
Boston’s third baseman turned the primary main league participant to file six hits and 4 doubles in the identical sport because the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 in 10 innings on Tuesday evening.
Devers went 6 for 6 and drove in three runs because the Red Sox received after blowing a 6-1 lead.
The 22-year-old doubled within the first, fifth, sixth and 10th. He added singles within the third and eighth.
“Every single ball was a scud missile,” stated Jackie Bradley Jr., who homered within the 10th because the Red Sox received for simply the fourth time in 16 video games. “He hit it hard every time.”
Devers additionally made a pricey error that allowed the Indians to shut inside 6-5 within the seventh.
“I just tried to have a good at-bat every turn,” Devers stated. “I’m always confident, every single day, every at-bat. Sometimes I don’t have a good game when I feel that way.”
Red Sox starter Chris Sale, who made his personal historical past by attending to 2,000 profession strikeouts quicker than any pitcher, was extra impressed with Devers’ accomplishment.
“Unbelievable,” he stated. “That’s (his stats) really all that needs to be said. He’s one of the best players in the league and he’s got a chance to be MVP. That’s pretty special.”
Devers was not upset together with his error, when he couldn’t deal with a routine grounder.
“It happened,” he stated. “It’s an error that as soon as it happened, I tried to turn the page. It’s a play I should have made. Not to make excuses, but it did take a weird hop.”