Casas' 3rd career 3-hit game brings Boston's bats alive

The loud "Let's go Red Sox" chant from the Boston fans, who made up a sizable portion of the 25,467 spectators at Chase Field, greeted Triston Casas as he stood on second base in the bottom of the ninth inning.

On Friday, the rookie first baseman, age 23, made sure to take in the moment as his team defeated the D-backs 7-2.

In one of the deepest parts of the ballpark, Casas hit his third hit of the evening, a 102.6 mph, 403-foot double that was just inches short of a home run.

It ended a much-needed offensive comeback performance for Casas and the entire lineup, ending a four-game losing streak while doing so.

It's encouraging to know that the West Coast is well represented, said Casas. "I almost thought our enthusiasm matched that of the Arizona supporters.

Although five of the nine Red Sox hitters in the starting lineup managed multiple hits, none of them were more in need of a hit than Casas.

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