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Ben Rice made history by becoming the first New York Yankee rookie to hit three home runs in a single game

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Ben Rice had a day to remember in the New York Yankees’ big win over the Boston Red Sox.



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newcomer Ben Rice had a day to remember when he hit three home runs in a huge 14-4 rout of the New York Yankees. success Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Rice became the first freshman to hit three home runs at once. game For the Yankees.

“It’s definitely a day I’ll never forget,” Rice said in the MLB postgame. “It’s a big-time win for us, a good bounceback win, and I’m excited that it’s against my hometown team. So it’s pretty cool.

The Yankees got off to a great start when the 25-year-old rookie launched a huge solo home run to right field in the bottom of the first inning.

“What a game and obviously we came out and set the tone in the first inning with a homer and then kind of put together a glorious day,” New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. Reporters Rice’s big day postgame.

“Big time.”

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Rice hit three home runs in a 14-4 win over the Red Sox.

In the top of the fifth, Rice went even bigger with a three-run home run to give the Yankees a 10-4 lead.

Rice’s incredible display culminated in the seventh inning, where he crushed his third home run of the day and his second three-run home run.

“He hit three in one day – he’ll never forget and the people here probably won’t,” Boon added.

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After his third home run of the day, Rice was shown the way by his veteran teammates, who rushed him out of the dugout to address the cheering fans at Yankee Stadium.

Rice took off his helmet and waved to the crowd as they cheered on their rising star.

“Honestly, it all happened so fast,” Rice said, according to MLB. “I think I’m still coming off the high of hitting a home run. I was walking through the dugout, and then I heard everybody yelling at me to do something. I didn’t even know what they were talking about, but as they slowly walked me up the steps, I was like, ‘Oh , dude, that’s a cool call.

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