A young Sox fan gave Michael Chavis an enthusiastic introduction. Then Chavis hit a home run.

"Now batting! Second baseman! No. 23! Michael Chavis!"

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Michael Chavis hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of the Red Sox' 4-3 win over the Astros Sunday. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

The Red Sox frequently select children to take over public announcing duties for an inning during home games at Fenway Park.

They might have found a good luck charm in a five-year-old fan’s announcing abilities during Michael Chavis‘s fifth-inning at-bat Sunday.

The rookie infielder was greeted by a high-pitched voice as he approached home plate with the Astros leading the Red Sox, 3-1.

“Now batting!” the fan said, to the delight of the Fenway Park crowd. “Second baseman! No. 23! Michael Chavis!”

Chavis offered the announcer’s booth a quick wave before stepping in for his at-bat. On the first pitch from Houston’s Wade Miley, he launched a solo home run over the Green Monster in left field.

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The young fan’s sister identified her brother, who is named Jaxon, as the fan who announced Chavis on Sunday afternoon, replying to the Red Sox’ video. Chavis, who went 2-for-4 on Sunday, expressed gratitude for “gettin me ready to hit that home run!”

“I didn’t get a warning that it was going to happen, so I just heard a kid’s voice and I’m sure on video you can see me look up because I was so surprised,” Chavis said via NBC Sports Boston. “And then he kept talking, and I was impressed at how confident he was, because when I was a little kid, I would’ve been so nervous, I don’t think I even would’ve done it. I was kind of laughing to myself, like good for that kid. Right before I got into the box, I felt like I should say good job.”

The Red Sox won Sunday’s game against Houston, 4-3.

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