Rice makes Yanks history with 3-HR game vs. Red Sox

“,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”thumbnail_url”:null,”type”:”oembed”,”width”:550,”contentType”:”rich”},{“__typename”:”Markdown”,”content”:”The Yankees have had 26 three-homer performances in the regular season. Aaron Judge had the club’s most recent, last Sept. 22 vs. Arizona.

Rice’s seven RBIs match Lou Gehrig (July 23, 1925, vs. Washington) for the most by a Yankees rookie. He is also the third rookie in Major League history with a three-homer performance from the leadoff spot, joining Andrew McCutchen (Aug. 1, 2009) and Mike Yastrzemski (Aug. 16, 2019).”,”type”:”text”},{“__typename”:”Video”,”contentDate”:”2024-07-06T20:31:46.146Z”,”preferredPlaybackScenarioURL({\”preferredPlaybacks\”:\”mp4AvcPlayback\”})”:”https://mlb-cuts-diamond.mlb.com/FORGE/2024/2024-07/06/afa07662-72d1b441-61cd4743-csvm-diamondx64-asset_1280x720_59_4000K.mp4″,”type”:”video”,”description”:”Ben Rice speaks postgame about his three-homer game and becoming the first rookie in Yankees history to do so”,”displayAsVideoGif”:false,”duration”:”00:02:07″,”slug”:”ben-rice-on-his-three-homer-game”,”tags”:[{“__typename”:”GameTag”},{“__typename”:”TeamTag”,”slug”:”teamid-147″,”title”:”New York Yankees”,”team”:{“__ref”:”Team:147″},”type”:”team”},{“__typename”:”PersonTag”,”slug”:”playerid-700250″,”title”:”Ben Rice”,”person”:{“__ref”:”Person:700250″},”type”:”player”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”vod”,”title”:”vod”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”interview”,”title”:”interview”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”send-to-news-mlb-feed”,”title”:”Send To News MLB feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”imagen-feed”,”title”:”Imagen feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”international-feed”,”title”:”International Partner feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”eclat-feed”,”title”:”Eclat feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”fan-duel”,”title”:”Fan Duel”,”type”:”taxonomy”}],”thumbnail”:{“__typename”:”Thumbnail”,”templateUrl”:”https://img.mlbstatic.com/mlb-images/image/upload/{formatInstructions}/mlb/pddjfflyldt6yurglfv9″},”title”:”Ben Rice on his three-homer game”,”relativeSiteUrl”:”/video/ben-rice-on-his-three-homer-game”},{“__typename”:”Markdown”,”content”:”“We heard a lot of good things about that guy, and he showed it today,” said infielder/outfielder Oswaldo Cabrera. “He’s always smiling. He’s enjoying the game all the time.”

It has been less than three weeks since the Yankees promoted Rice from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, seeking a short-term solution after losing first baseman Anthony Rizzo to a fractured right arm.

Though the club’s initial plan was to have Rice as the left-handed portion of a platoon with veteran J.D. Davis at first base, Rice has earned more playing time by batting .294 (15-for-51) with a .383 on-base percentage and a .588 slugging percentage in 17 games.”,”type”:”text”},{“__typename”:”OEmbed”,”html”:” “,”providerName”:”MLB”,”providerUrl”:null,”thumbnail_url”:”https://img.mlbstatic.com/mlb-photos/image/upload/ar_121:168,c_fill,g_face/w_121/v1/people/700250/action/vertical/current”,”type”:”oembed”,”width”:425,”contentType”:”rich”},{“__typename”:”Markdown”,”content”:”“You try to stay in the moment with him, because I think the catching part of it is real, too,” Boone said. “That’s not the need right now, but he’s getting a ton of opportunities. It’s a great opportunity in front of him. We’re excited about what he’s doing, but I also don’t want to rush him too much.”

Rice (who said the story about scribbling at Fenway is “100 percent true”) said he has been working to adjust to big league pitching.

“I have a lot of confidence in my approach,” he said. “Up here is no different. The game hasn’t changed. The bases are all in the same spots.”

Alex Verdugo hit a two-run homer for the Yankees, flipping his bat and savoring a 32-second trot around the bases against his former club. Anthony Volpe had a game-tying double, and Austin Wells worked a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk that gave New York the lead.”,”type”:”text”},{“__typename”:”Video”,”contentDate”:”2024-07-06T18:15:22.243Z”,”preferredPlaybackScenarioURL({\”preferredPlaybacks\”:\”mp4AvcPlayback\”})”:”https://mlb-cuts-diamond.mlb.com/FORGE/2024/2024-07/06/a6f21ea6-ba0400e5-846c44c4-csvm-diamondx64-asset_1280x720_59_4000K.mp4″,”type”:”video”,”description”:”Alex Verdugo ties the game with a two-run home run to center field in the bottom of the 3rd”,”displayAsVideoGif”:false,”duration”:”00:00:24″,”slug”:”alex-verdugo-homers-10-on-a-fly-ball-to-center-field-aaron-judge-scores”,”tags”:[{“__typename”:”InternalTag”,”slug”:”season-2024″,”title”:”Season 2024″,”type”:”season”},{“__typename”:”GameTag”},{“__typename”:”PersonTag”,”slug”:”playerid-657077″,”title”:”Alex Verdugo”,”person”:{“__ref”:”Person:657077″},”type”:”player”},{“__typename”:”TeamTag”,”slug”:”teamid-147″,”title”:”New York Yankees”,”team”:{“__ref”:”Team:147″},”type”:”team”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”hitting”,”title”:”hitting”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”highlight”,”title”:”highlight”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”in-game-highlight”,”title”:”in-game highlight”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”game-action-tracking”,”title”:”game action tracking”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”vod”,”title”:”vod”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”fan-duel”,”title”:”Fan Duel”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”imagen-feed”,”title”:”Imagen feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”eclat-feed”,”title”:”Eclat feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”international-feed”,”title”:”International Partner feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”bat-flip”,”title”:”bat flip”,”type”:”taxonomy”}],”thumbnail”:{“__typename”:”Thumbnail”,”templateUrl”:”https://img.mlbstatic.com/mlb-images/image/upload/{formatInstructions}/mlb/rb2urqjdzajsufgtik5n”},”title”:”Alex Verdugo’s two-run home run (10)”,”relativeSiteUrl”:”/video/alex-verdugo-homers-10-on-a-fly-ball-to-center-field-aaron-judge-scores”},{“__typename”:”Markdown”,”content”:”The offensive barrage supported Gerrit Cole, who struck out eight over 4 1/3 innings in his fourth start of the season. The right-hander again found trouble with Rafael Devers, who collected a homer and a run-scoring single. Devers has eight career homers against Cole; no other player has more than four.”,”type”:”text”},{“__typename”:”Video”,”contentDate”:”2024-07-06T17:37:54.335Z”,”preferredPlaybackScenarioURL({\”preferredPlaybacks\”:\”mp4AvcPlayback\”})”:”https://bdata-producedclips.mlb.com/f68d9c17-3e52-4ccd-9d81-fb267a748aff.mp4″,”type”:”video”,”description”:”Gerrit Cole strikes out Ceddanne Rafaela swinging to end the top of the 2nd inning with the bases loaded”,”displayAsVideoGif”:false,”duration”:”00:00:06″,”slug”:”ceddanne-rafaela-strikes-out-swinging-lzfr24″,”tags”:[{“__typename”:”InternalTag”,”slug”:”season-2024″,”title”:”Season 2024″,”type”:”season”},{“__typename”:”GameTag”},{“__typename”:”PersonTag”,”slug”:”playerid-543037″,”title”:”Gerrit Cole”,”person”:{“__ref”:”Person:543037″},”type”:”player”},{“__typename”:”TeamTag”,”slug”:”teamid-147″,”title”:”New York Yankees”,”team”:{“__ref”:”Team:147″},”type”:”team”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”pitching”,”title”:”pitching”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”highlight”,”title”:”highlight”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”in-game-highlight”,”title”:”in-game highlight”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”game-action-tracking”,”title”:”game action tracking”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”vod”,”title”:”vod”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”fan-duel”,”title”:”Fan Duel”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”eclat-feed”,”title”:”Eclat feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”imagen-feed”,”title”:”Imagen feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”},{“__typename”:”TaxonomyTag”,”slug”:”international-feed”,”title”:”International Partner feed”,”type”:”taxonomy”}],”thumbnail”:{“__typename”:”Thumbnail”,”templateUrl”:”https://img.mlbstatic.com/mlb-images/image/upload/{formatInstructions}/mlb/afdphdpigyhx96nzzfnv”},”title”:”Gerrit Cole escapes a bases-loaded jam in the 2nd”,”relativeSiteUrl”:”/video/ceddanne-rafaela-strikes-out-swinging-lzfr24″},{“__typename”:”Markdown”,”content”:”Yet while Cole scowled at Devers’ slow trot around the basepaths — payback, it seemed, after Verdugo’s similar actions — the right-hander grinned broadly when discussing Rice’s performance.

“We’re going through it, so we’ll take any kind of success,” Cole said. “Really, I think it’s a little bit greater than that. It’s a historical day, a magical day. And to be honest, I’m pretty thankful that I get to be on the lineup card because I know he’ll remember it forever.””,”type”:”text”}],”relativeSiteUrl”:”/news/ben-rice-has-first-career-multihomer-game-for-yankees”,”contentType”:”news”,”subHeadline”:”Against hometown club, Rice becomes first rookie in franchise history to accomplish feat”,”summary”:”NEW YORK — As a young fan growing up in enemy territory, Ben Rice once traveled from the rocky shores of tiny Cohasset, Mass., to proudly announce his allegiance, surreptitiously scrawling “Yankees Rule!” on the right-field Pesky Pole at Boston’s Fenway Park.

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