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Devers sets Red Sox record by homering in 6th straight game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Boston Rex Sox star Rafael Devers set a team record when he homered for the sixth consecutive game on Monday night at Tampa Bay.

Devers had shared the mark of five with Jimmie Foxx (1940), Ted Williams (1957), Dick Stuart (1963), George Scott (1977), Jose Canseco (1985) and Bobby Dalbec (2020). He is the first major leaguer to do it since the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout had a seven-game streak from Sept. 4-12, 2022.

The Chicago Cubs’ Michael Busch had a five-game home-run streak earlier this season.

Tampa Bay starter Taj Bradley struck out eight of his first nine batters entering the fourth, Devers was only the Boston batter to put the ball in play over the stretch, hitting a comeback groundout that Bradley deflected to second baseman Brandon Lowe.

After Jarren Duran had a leadoff triple in the fourth and scored on Wilyer Abreu’s double, Devers connected on an opposite-field homer to left.

The homer was Devers’ 10th of the season and extended his hitting streak to 10 games.


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