If there’s one guy the Tampa Bay Rays don’t want to see at the plate with runners in scoring position, it’s Xander Bogaerts.
The Boston Red Sox shortstop has been on a tear of late, and he has owned the Rays for the entire 2018 season.
On the season, Bogaerts is hitting .414 with two home runs and 16 RBIs in his 16 games against Tampa Bay. He went 3-for-5 in Friday’s series-opening 10-3 loss.
Prior to Game 2 of the series, Bogaerts spoke with NESN’s Guerin Austin to discuss the approach he takes with runners in scoring position.
To hear from the Red Sox shortstop, check out the “Red Sox First Pitch” video above, presented by Joseph Abboud.
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