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5 amazing facts about Rafael Devers' game-tying home run against Aroldis Chapman

It was the top of the ninth inning when Rafael Devers stepped up to the plate to face Aroldis Chapman in Boston's eventual 3-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday. Boston was down by one run, but Devers connected with one of Chapman's fastballs, sending it over the fence to tie the ballgame.

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While this was a rather extraordinary event, there are a few amazing facts about this home run that make it extra special for Devers:

Aroldis Chapman is typically dominant against lefties

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Prior to Devers' home run on Sunday night, Chapman had given up just one home run to a lefty hitter -- Luke Scott in June 2011.

102.8 miles per hour

We know Chapman throws heat, and he stuck with that theme on his offering to Devers. This 102.8-mph pitch was the fastest pitch hit for a home run in the pitch-tracking era. (Since 2008). Kurt Suzuki hit a 102.4-mph pitch last season off, who else, Chapman.

A first for Devers

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This was also the first time Devers has faced Chapman and the first home run he has hit off a lefty in the Majors. He certainly has a bright future, and if these are the types of moments he's remembered for, it could be a brag-worthy career. He's also only 20 years old, have we mentioned that yet?

He was born in 1996

Feel old? No? Let me help you.

The 20-year-old, born in 1996, is the youngest player on the Red Sox roster at the moment, and he's the youngest player to ever (!) hit a home run off Chapman. Plus, this is the first home run the four-time All-Star has given up at Yankee Stadium.

The year Devers was born, the Spice Girls were celebrating their hit "Wannabe" going No.1 on the UK Singles Chart … and the hit movie "Twister" was in theaters.

The last time …

The last time Devers hit a home run off a left-handed pitcher was July 15 in Triple-A off Neal Cotts. This was also the same day Pablo Sandoval was DFA'd by the Red Sox. Panda would eventually sign with the Giants. Oh, and he hit a home run on Sunday as well.

It's safe to say that more highlights like this will make Rafael Devers a household name in Boston for years to come.