For this Red Sox team, achieving milestones is the norm, and the new norm is achieving them faster than any other players in MLB history. Last year, Rafael Devers become the youngest Red Sock to hit an inside-the-park homer, and Chris Sale reached 1500 strikeouts before any other pitcher ever.
Earlier this week, Mookie Betts became the first Red Sock ever to have four 3-home run games. At 25 years old, he’s the youngest player in MLB history to reach that milestone.
Tonight, it was closer Craig Kimbrel’s turn to break a record. To get his 300th career save, Kimbrel preserved a 1-run lead, pitching a perfect 9th inning to give the Red Sox their 24th win of the season. His 300th save came in his 494th career appearance and 330th save opportunity, making him the quickest to get to 300.
Milestones, big hits, wins, first place. What more could Boston ask for?