Monday, September 2, 2019

Bogie Goes Yard, Gets Three Hits, Knocks In Three In Sox 4-3 Win Over Halos

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'One game at a time'. That is the mantra of the 2019 Red Sox as they enter the final month of their World Series championship defense. With Sunday's 4-3 win over the Angels, Boston moved to within five games of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. Getting to the post-season will not be easy—but their 6-2 West Coast road trip has allowed them to pick up two full games in the race. Xander Bogaerts took the team on his shoulders yesterday—clouting a two-run HR, collecting three total hits and knocking in three. In any other season, the X-Man would be a serious MVP contender—now with 31 HRs and 103 RBIs. J.D. Martinez continued his blazing hot streak—also homering (his team-leading #33). He is now hitting .317 with 93 RBIs. This was almost a pure bullpen game for manager Alex Cora—with starter David Price working just two innings in his return to the rotation. Ryan Weber got the win, while Brandon Workman collected his 10th save. The Carmine Hose get Labor Day off—and come home for seven tough games again the Twinkies (3) and The Evil Ones (4).