With two outs and Brock Holt on second base with a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning, Broxton buzzed the Red Sox cleanup hitter up and in with his first pitch. The next pitch was right over the plate, and Cespedes didn't miss it, crushing a ball to center field for what ended up being the game-winner.
"You throw one under my chin, I'll hit the next one over the center field fence," Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy said on the NESN television broadcast.
After the game, Cespedes said he wasn't rattled by the chin music.
Cespedes said he got more focused, concentrated harder after Broxton came in high
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"Pitchers think when you throw a pitch high and tight that you’ll get a little flustered and back off. That’s not how I am," said Cespedes.
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It was the second home run in nine games for Cespedes since getting traded to the Red Sox. The outfielder is hitting .256/.301/.467 with 19 home runs on the season.