Not too coincidentally, 20-year-old third baseman Rafael Devers made his major league debut on This summer 25, and it has solidified the new corner for Boston, hitting .284/.339/.482 with 10 home runs in 57 games. Red Sox third basemen not named Devers in 2017 are hitting .228/.279/.321 with seven home runs in 421 plate appearances.
Run prevention continues to be the specific game for Boston this year, ranking second within the American League to Cleveland in runs permitted. The Red Sox are brought at the very top by Chris Purchase, who struck out 308 batters in the first season in Boston, going 17-9 having a 2.90 ERA.
Mookie Betts was 2-for-3 having a homer and three runs scored in Saturday’s clincher, backing six strong innings by Came Pomeranz, who struck out three and permitted one run for that win.
The Boston Red Sox have won the American League East for any second consecutive season, clinching the division on Saturday mid-day having a 6-3 make an impression on the Houston Astros at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox will open the American League Division Series on the highway on Thursday, March. 5, playing the Astros, against whom they finish your regular season against at Fenway Park a few days ago.