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Chavis tops himself for longest Sox HR of '19

@Russ_Dorsey1
May 4, 2019

CHICAGO -- Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis added yet another memorable blast to his rookie resume during the sixth inning of Friday night’s 6-1 victory over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chavis demolished a hanging first-pitch slider for a two-run home run off White Sox starter Reynaldo

CHICAGO -- Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis added yet another memorable blast to his rookie resume during the sixth inning of Friday night’s 6-1 victory over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Chavis demolished a hanging first-pitch slider for a two-run home run off White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez, nearly hitting the concourse in left, to give Boston a 5-0 lead at the time.

The homer was projected to travel 459 feet, according to Statcast, which is the longest by a Red Sox hitter this season.

Chavis’ homer is the fourth-longest for the Red Sox since Statcast began tracking in 2015. He is now responsible for each of Boston's three longest home runs in 2019.

Russell Dorsey is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in Chicago. Follow him on Twitter @Russ_Dorsey1.