Steve Pearce hits his second homer of the night in the fourth inning.

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Who’s swinging the lumber? Steve Pearce slams 3 homers against Yankees

Krystle Boyajian
August 03, 2018 - 11:49 am

When you hit three home runs in one game against the rival Yankees, you're going to be our pick for who's swinging the lumber.

Steve Pearce had the game of his life Thursday night as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 15-7 to open up a four-game series at Fenway Park. Pearce launched three homers in thegame, joining an exclusive club with Mo Vaughn and Kevin Millar as the only other Red Sox players to hit three home runs in one game against the Yankees.

Pearce’s first home run came against CC Sabathia in the third inning while the Yankees were up 4-0. The 105 mph dinger went 404 feet and put the Red Sox on the board.

Pearce’s second home run came in the fourth inning against Jonathan Holder and left the entire park, landing on Lansdowne Street. His third came in the sixth inning, hitting the lights above the Green Monster and upping the Red Sox' lead to 14-5.

Pearce will look to continue swinging the lumber like this throughout the entire series against the Yankees.

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