Rafael Devers etched his name in Red Sox history

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After a wonderful season a year ago, the Boston Red Sox are now slipping in the standings and their chances of making another deep run in the playoffs are also diminishing.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t play a little spoiler on the stretch.

They did just that over the weekend, taking two out of three New York Yankees in shock.

Boston won 3-0 last night, thanks in large part to Rafael Devers, who blasted the 25th homer of the season.

With that home run, Devers made a little Red Sox history, tying Tony Conigliaro, Jim Rice, Nomar Garciaparra and Ted Williams for the most 25-home run seasons in their 25-year season.

Devers makes Red Sox history

Devers put the bat straight to the ball and sent a way out of Fenway last night.

The home run made a bit of history and was more than enough to help Michael Wacha fight his way into the Yankees’ lineup.

Devers also joined a roster of Red Sox big names.

Anytime you can put yourself in the same company as guys like Nomar Garciaparra, Ted Williams, Jim Rice and Tony Conigliaro, you gotta feel good.

Devers carried the Red Sox through this trying season.

In addition to his 25 home runs, he hits for a .305 team average and drove in 62, while posting a stellar .938 OPS.

Devers led the way and helped keep Boston alive in the race for the last American League Wild Card spot.

While it’s a long shot they’ll get, they’re only 4.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for that spot.

If Devers keeps hitting like he has, then the Red Sox have a chance to make some noise.

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