Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez hit three two-run home runs on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, helping the Giants win a slugfest against the Giants, 11-7. Ramirez also made a trio of nifty defensive plays.
Ramirez’s first homer went out to right-center field in the bottom of the second off of Giants starter Matt Cain, breaking a scoreless tie. Robbie Ross, Jr. caught it with his hat in the Red Sox bullpen. The second dinger was a no-doubter to center field, boosting his team’s lead from 3-0 to 5-0. Number three was hooked down the left field line, just barely scraping over the Green Monster, putting the Red Sox further ahead, 10-7.
Ramirez didn’t have a three-homer game to his credit until Wednesday night. It was almost two months since the last time a member of the Red Sox went deep three times. Mookie Betts accomplished the feat against the Orioles on May 31.
With Wednesday’s offensive barrage, Ramirez is now batting .285/.362/.451 with 11 home runs and 54 RBI in 370 plate appearances.