Story Story Night: 4 hits, 3 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 Steal
Trevor Story had a night to remember on Thursday, as he hit three home runs, and had four hits, seven RBIs, and one stolen base to help the Boston Red Sox rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6.
It was a breakout performance from a player who was being booed two weeks ago at Fenway Park for striking out four times in one afternoon against Shohei Ohtani. But, on Thursday night, 29,783 people were chanting his name. And, they got louder each time he hit one deep.
This Guy Has Proven Power
It was the 19th multihomer game of Trevor Story’s career. As a rookie for the Colorado Rockies in 2016, the shortstop set an MLB record with seven home runs in his team’s first six games of the season, according to Owen Perkins of MLB.com.
"The at-bats are getting better. He keeps working hard at it and he's a good athlete. He will hit. We know that. He's feeling comfortable in the environment and it's just a matter of time. Today was outstanding.''
- Alex Cora, Red Sox manager
Maybe This Will Get Him Going
Story was hitting .205 with 16 RBIs entering the game. When the game was over, and after he hit his third home run of the night, his batting average was up to .230 and his home run total had more than doubled.
“Yeah, it was special, Just, like I’ve said, this is the best place. It’s a great atmosphere and an unbelievable place to play every night. To do it here is something I’ll remember forever.”
- Trevor Story
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Did You Know?
Doug DeCinces holds the record for the closest pair of 3-homer games in MLB history. He did it just five days apart in 1982 – the first time on Aug. 3, and the second time on Aug. 8.
His parallel was Reggie Jackson who hit two 3-homer games 17 years and 78 days apart.
Doug DeCinces hit .301 with 30 home runs in 1982, which was his finest career performance until starring as Harry Dunne in Dumb and Dumber. pic.twitter.com/oHYY1SEFUh
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