Devers went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's win over the Indians. Devers hit a solo shot -- his 18th of the year -- in the sixth inning and slashed an RBI single in the seventh. Devers has had back-to-back multi-hit games but is still hitting just .242 in 11 games since coming off the disabled list from a left hamstring strain. On the season the 21-year-old is slashing .242/.297/.422 with 22 doubles, 58 RBI and 55 runs in 113 games.
Devers went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Thursday's 11-6 win over the Yankees. Devers didn't play the first two games of the series in New York but was in the lineup at third base for Thursday's finale with Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) unavailable. Nunez's injury is expected to sideline him until early next week, so Devers is in line for consistent at-bats. He's 6-for-28 since coming off the disabled list earlier this month but has hits in four of the last five games, so there's some evidence the bat is coming around. Manager Alex Cora could also use Brock Holt at third while Nunez rehabs.
Devers is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Devers sits despite the Red Sox facing the right-handed Luis Severino. Eduardo Nunez will start at third base in his place.
Devers is not in the lineup Tuesday against lefty J.A. Happ and the Yankees, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Devers hasn't started against a southpaw since returning from a hamstring injury in early September. Brandon Phillips will handle third base Tuesday.
Devers entered Thursday's game for an injured Eduardo Nunez (knee) and went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. Devers was held out of the starting lineup for the third time in the last four games, but should be in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mets while Nunez is day-to-day heading into the weekend. The homer was Devers' 17th of the season, but just the third since July 1. It's been a learning season for the third baseman, who has run into a sophomore slump after a promising rookie campaign. A couple of injuries derailed him over the past month, but even before that, he battled inconsistency at the plate and leads all third basemen with 22 errors, with advanced defensive metrics to match (-3.8 UZR, -11 DRS). "He missed not a few steps, a lot of steps, as far as like player development," manager Alex Cora told Stephen Hewitt of the Boston Herald while noting Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi went through similar introductions to the majors. "They've been through situations like that. Get called up early in their careers, and all of a sudden they're not playing, or there's struggles. He has a few mentors down there. The good thing is about him, he listens. He listens to them."
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