Steve Pearce had been limited to just five home runs in 2018 entering Thursday.
But thanks to a monster performance in the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees series opener, the veteran utility boosted his season total in a major way at Fenway Park.
Pearce clubbed three mammoth home runs, helping the Red Sox pick up a convincing 15-7 win over their American League East division rival.
The 35-year-old got his big night started in the third inning when he took Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia deep to trim New York’s lead to 4-2.
Pearce was right back at it an inning later when his colossal three-run bomb gave the Red Sox a lead they never would relinquish.
And just for good measure, he tacked on another round-tripper off the light tower in the sixth inning.
Pearce has been around the big leagues for a long time, but this undoubtedly will be a night he never forgets.
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