Devers joins elite company with multi-homer effort in finale originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
In a come-from-behind 7-5 road win over the Washington Nationals, the 24-year-old third baseman hit two home runs, including the game-winning two-run blast in the top of the ninth inning to help ensure the Red Sox will face the New York Yankees in the winner-take-all contest Tuesday at Fenway Park.
By hitting two home runs in the postseason-clinching win, Devers joined some special company in franchise history by doing so in a win with a playoff berth on the line.
Devers joined Nomar Garciaparra, who accomplished it 23 seasons ago as the Red Sox clinched the lone wild-card berth in the American League in a 9-6 win over the Orioles in the 158th game of the season for Boston.
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Devers, of course, did so in Game No. 162.
A first-time All-Star in 2021, Devers finishes the regular season hitting .279 with 38 home runs, 113 runs batted in -- tied for fourth in MLB -- and an .890 OPS.