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Rafael Devers sets one record, matches Babe Ruth for another

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Rafael Devers sets one record, matches Babe Ruth for another

BOSTON — Maybe he'll call his shot next. It seems that easy for Rafael Devers.

Rafael Devers' preternatural hitting ability at age 20 gave him one record on Saturday night and tied him with The Babe for another.

When Devers ripped a home run to the deepest part of Fenway Park in the seventh inning Saturday night, he became the first player under 21 to homer against the Yankees in three straight games since Babe Ruth did it in 1915, per ESPN.

Incredibly, Devers has eight homers in his first 20 games, which is a record for someone under the age of 21, per Elias. The previous record was seven home runs, set by Ron Swoboda in 1965 and Orlando Cepeda in 1958.

Devers' home run was reviewed and upheld after it hit just to the right of the yellow line extending from the farthest point of the triangle in center field. It came off Yankees' righty Adam Warren and cut the Yankees' lead to 4-3.

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Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski throws first pitch to grandson in awesome moment

Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski throws first pitch to grandson in awesome moment

This week has been very special for the Yastrzemski family.

Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski's grandson, Mike, made his Fenway Park debut Tuesday night as a member of the San Francisco Giants. The younger Yastrzemski even hit a home run in the Giants' 7-6 loss in 15 innings.

Wednesday provided the family with another moment it will never forget. Carl threw out the first pitch with Mike doing the catching. The embrace between them after the pitch made for one of the most heartwarming scenes of the 2019 season. 

Check it out in the videos below:

Baseball is very much a sport that connects generations, and this moment is a great example. 

Mike Yastrzemski is in his rookie season for the Giants and has provided some much-needed power at the plate. The 29-year-old right fielder is batting .266 with 20 home runs and 52 RBI in 97 games.

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Alex Cora: Red Sox ending David Price's season 'the smart thing to do'

Alex Cora: Red Sox ending David Price's season 'the smart thing to do'

David Price's 2019 season is done.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed before Wednesday night's game against the San Francisco Giants at Fenway Park that the left-handed starter will not pitch again for the remainder of the year.

"We're going to shut him down," Cora told reporters. "We're going to take care of and see what's going on with the cyst. Also check his wrist. If there's something else, we'll take care of that. It's a head start to next year. It's the smart thing to do."

Cora later added: "Where we're at, and obviously how important he is, it's better off moving forward and getting him right."

The Red Sox are 9.5 games behind the second wild-card playoff spot in the American League, so it makes sense to give Price the rest of the year to address injuries and begin building toward the 2020 season.

Price pitched only twice since July 30, and he didn't make it past the third inning in either outing. He finishes 2019 with a 7-5 record, a 4.28 ERA, 128 strikeouts and 32 walks over 107 1/3 innings.

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