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Jeter Downs

Jeter Downs delivers clutch single for first MLB hit

by Andersen Pickard | Nationals Correspondent | Sat, Jul 9th 11:19pm EDT

Red Sox shortstop Jeter Downs, who was promoted from Triple-A on Saturday, entered the club's game against the Yankees as a pinch-runner for J.D. Martinez in the eighth inning. The contest ended up going to extra innings, and with a limited bench, Downs was kept in the lineup with runners on the corners and Boston trailing by two. He came through clutch, stroking an RBI single to right field for his first career MLB hit. He later scored the winning run as Boston ultimately defeated New York by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings.

Fantasy Impact:

Downs went 0-for-4 in his MLB debut on June 22. That had been his only taste of big-league action prior to tonight. With Rafael Devers banged up and Christian Arroyo landing on the IL, Downs' current stint in Boston should be longer than his first.

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