Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story smashed three home runs, four hits and seven RBIs as his side reversed a four-run deficit to defeat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 on Thursday at Fenway Park. The Texas native Story fired a pair of two-run homers and one more three-run homer and the last home run came in the eighth inning of the recent Major League Baseball (MLB) match.
Story, 29, also contributed a single that produced the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Notably, had hit just two homers in 32 games before Thursday in his maiden season of a six-year, $140 million contract.
“Yeah, it was special,” said Story, as quoted by MLB.com. “Just, like I’ve said, this is the best place. It’s a great atmosphere and an unbelievable place to play every night. To do it here is something I’ll remember forever.”
“I mean, the at-bats are getting better,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “He keeps working hard at it. And he’s a good athlete. He will hit, we know that. He’s feeling comfortable in the environment. It’s just a matter of time.”
“Feel challenged on an everyday basis”
Story had a line of .194/.276/.269 with no homers and nine walks in his first 105 plate appearances of the season. On the other hand, in his past 40 plate appearances, the Red Sox star has slashed .333/.425/.818 with five homers and six walks.
“Baseball is the most challenging sport in the world. I feel like on an everyday basis, you’re going to be challenged, especially here,” said Story. “It’s something that I take a lot of pride in — trying to be very even-keeled about it all. I just believe that the hard work pays off eventually, but yeah, [slumps are] always very challenging.
“You just grind every day, and when you go out there and play, you just let it rip, and hopefully the stuff you’re working on clicks.”