When Twins’ Miguel Sanó belted a third-inning home run off Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta on Wednesday night, it came with a special meaning.
Certainly, driving a ball 495 feet is a rare feat. In fact, it was the longest homer hit in the majors this year. But it was also something that Sanó had predicted, and it served a great purpose.
Earlier that day, Sanó slugged a home run during batting practice that hit a boy named Colton in the head. Sanó later gave Colton a bat and apologized.
“I have three kids of my own, and I don’t want to see that happen to any child,” Sanó said before Thursday night’s series finale, which the Red Sox won, 12-2. “That’s something that I check all the time.”
Sanó also promised a jersey, saying he would give Colton the jersey after he homered that night. Sure enough, Sanó belted a no-doubter. After crossing home plate, he pointed at Colton.
“What you say out your mouth is something that you keep in your head,” Sanó said. “That’s what we say in the Dominican Republic.”
The Red Sox invited the Colton and his family back for Thursday’s game, and they all took pictures with Sanó.
tant part of this offense that he feels the burden of, ‘Yeah, I’ve got to do my part.’ But sometimes doing your part is actually taking pitches.”
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