The New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB) have another monster rookie. Rookie Ben Rice, 25, exploded for three home runs in one game.

The Yankees took on the Boston Red Sox in a traditional MLB rivalry game at Yankee Stadium in New York City, New York, on Sunday. Ben Rice, batting leadoff, homered in the first inning, followed by a three-run shot with runners on first and second in the fifth. Rice didn’t stop there with his two home runs, hitting back-to-back doubles with runners on first and second in the seventh inning to finish 5-for-7 with three home runs and seven RBIs.

All three hits were home runs.

Rice became the 22nd player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a game, but the first Yankees rookie to do so. Even Aaron Judge, the best home run hitter in baseball, 실시간 바카라사이트 has never hit three home runs in a single game in his rookie season.

Drafted by the Yankees in the 12th round, 363rd overall, in the 2021 First-Year Player Draft, Rice made his big league debut on March 21 after being called up from the minors. The call-up was due to an injury to four-time Golden Glove winner Anthony Rizzo, 35. Rice was originally a catcher, but has been playing first base as Rizzo’s injury replacement.

Rice grew up a Red Sox fan in Massachusetts, a state with Red Sox ties, but to prove his loyalty to the Yankees, Rice wrote “Yankees rule” on the right-field wall of Boston’s Fenway Park, a tradition for visiting rookies at Fenway Park.

Rice said after the game, “It’s definitely a day I’ll never forget. It was an important win for our team. It was a rebound game, and it was exciting to beat my hometown team. It was a great game.”

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