September 18, 2019

G151: Giants 11, Red Sox 3

Giants  - 301 000 025 - 11 15  0
Red Sox - 000 001 101 -  3  6  1
Rafael Devers broke up Jeff Samardzija's no-hit bid with two outs in the sixth inning by hitting his 30th home run of the season, a line drive to right. It was the hardest hit ball of the game, by either team, with an exit velocity of 111.1 mph.

(Devers's groundout to third in the fourth inning was the second-hardest hit ball of the night (110.5).)

Devers and Xander Bogaerts are the first teammates in major league history with 30+ homers and 50+ doubles each in the same season (Devers 30/50; Bogaerts 31/50).

Devers is the 11th player in major league history with 30+ home runs, 100+ RBI, and 100+ runs scored in a single season before turning 23. He's one of only three major league players ever with 50+ doubles in a season at age 22 or younger.

Devers leads the American League with 84 extra-base hits; Ted Williams holds the Red Sox record for a player before turning 23 (86 in 1939).

Devers's 30 homers are the most by a Red Sox player at age 22 or younger since Tony Conigliaro hit 32 in 1965. ... He is also one of only four Red Sox players with 100+ RBI before turning 23 (Ted Williams (3 times), Bobby Doerr, Jim Rice).

Among Red Sox third basemen all-time, Devers holds the record for most extra-base hits in a season (83), is tied with Butch Hobson (1977) in home runs, and is one double away from tying Wade Boggs, who had 51 in 1989.

Oh – the game. It was as good as over in the top of the first. Jhoulys Chacín (2.2-5-4-2-6, 72) gave up a walk and a double to begin the night. He got two outs, but then Stephen Vogt hit a three-run dong. ... Samardzija was pulled after giving up a hit to start the seventh (6-2-1-4-2, 99). ... Jackie Bradley hit his 20th home run in the ninth (the original call of a triple was overturned).

Jeff Samardzija / Jhoulys Chacín
Benintendi, LF
Bogaerts, SS
Devers, 3B
Vázquez, DH
Holt, RF
Moreland, 1B
Bradley, CF
M. Hernández, 2B
León, C
David Price will not pitch again this season.

Alex Cora called Tuesday's 15-inning loss "our season in six hours".
Close games, we didn't hit with men in scoring position, we didn't pitch well in the beginning but then we pitched well. We played good defense but then we didn't. ... [E]xtra-inning games, using the bullpen knowing we have a bullpen day maybe tomorrow, it's been like that the whole season.
Two major league records were tied last night: 13 pitchers used by the Giants and 24 pitchers used by both teams.

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