Will Adrian Gonzalez Lead the Red Sox in Home Runs This Season?

Will Adrian Gonzalez Lead the Red Sox in Home Runs This Season?The Red Sox are certainly no strangers to the long ball.

While the Sox are without a homer on the year through two games, they were on the wrong end of five by the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

They'll look to reverse that trend on Easter Sunday when they take on Detroit in the hopes of salvaging one win out of the opening three-game set.

While Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera may be on the forefront of some fans' minds after their impressive displays against Josh Beckett, the Red Sox have plenty of guys who can swing the bat, too.

Last season, the Red Sox slugged their way to 203 home runs, third only behind the Yankees and Rangers. Jacoby Ellsbury led the team with 32, while David OrtizAdrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia chipped in respectable 20-plus home run totals as well.

Gonzalez was on pace to put up big power numbers last year while entering the All-Star break, slugging .591 with 17 four-baggers. However, after participating in the Home Run Derby, the Red Sox first baseman only managed 10 home runs the rest of the season to wrap up with 27.

This season, he could be due for a return to putting up the kind of stats that made him so desirable in the first place. Gonzo bashed 40 home runs in 2009 at roomy Petco Park. With a full season now spent adjusting to Fenway's dimensions, he could be poised for another run at the big four-oh.

Who will lead the Red Sox in home runs this year?

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