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 Posted: Tue Apr 25th, 2017 01:35 am
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Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox had quite the day Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles, going 5-for-5, while breaking a record previously belonging to legendary slugger Babe Ruth in the process.

Benintendi's five singles made him the youngest Red Sox player in history (22 years, 291 days) to go 5-for-5 or better since Ruth accomplished the feat at 23 years, 92 days, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

He also became the third-youngest Red Sox player to record a five-hit game, ranking only behind Dalton Jones and Tony Conigliaro, and just ahead of Ruth, according to MLB Stat of the Day.

The multi-hit game was the sixth of the season for the 22-year-old, who is hitting .347/.415/.444 thus far.

When Ruth was Benintendi's age, he hit .325/.385/.472, but only managed to slug two home runs in 142 plate appearances.

That obviously changed, as the Hall of Famer ended up with 714 long balls during his 22-year career, most of which came with the New York Yankees.