Rafael Devers’ game-winning hit in the ninth inning that gave the Boston Red Sox their first home victory of the season was never in doubt.
The same can’t be said of Ted Williams’ claim to the longest homer in Fenway Park history.
Devers hit an high-bouncing RBI single with one out in the ninth and the struggling Boston Red Sox rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
The win came in a game in which Williams’ historic 502-foot home run was seemingly challenged by a Blue Jays homer.
It was Devers’ first career walk-off RBI. After Devers reached first base, he was chased into shallow right field by his teammates who jumped on him, pummeling him with playful