The Red Sox came back to beat the Yankees 3-2 and win the rubber game of their series thanks to their rookies: A ninth-inning home run from Rafael Devers and a 10th-inning single from Andrew Benintendi. And Devers’s homer silenced one very excited Yankees fan:
Devers’s dinger with one out in the ninth came off a 102.8 mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman, making it the fastest pitch to be hit for a home run since MLB began tracking in 2008. It was also just the second home run by a lefty of Chapman’s career.
This was the Yankees’ 20th blown save of the season (Chapman’s fourth), and the Red Sox leave the Bronx with a 5.5-game lead in the AL East. The two get back together at Fenway for another three-game series next weekend.