By Jesus Perez Vichot (Chuchi)
In the ninth inning with the score 3×1 in favor of the Boston team, Tommy Pham welcomed pitcher Hunter Strickland by firing a double. Thus leaving the scene ready for Devers in a pair of a ball and a strike to dispatch the ball beyond the limits throughout center field.
Reliever Strickland’s delivery was a 94.7 mph sinker that the Red Sox’ second-in-line left-handed hitter did not spare. The “Carita” connection left at a speed of 105 mph and traveled a distance of 413 feet (27⁰ angle). The two-run homer was the classic finishing touch, as it opened the score at 5×1 in the last inning. Although Cincinnatti scored a couple in his last at-bat, Devers’ shot ended up being definitive.
Devers went 4-1 in the game, with a run scored, two RBIs and a pair of strikeouts. In addition to the 27 home runs in the contest, he now has 84 RBIs and has a .292 / .351 / .530 / .881 offensive line in the 128 games he has seen action in this year.