The Boston Red Sox certainly needed a big offensive push to grab the win Thursday night against the Texas Rangers.

After falling down 6-1 early on, the Sox clubbed five runs to take a 7-6 win at Fenway Park. Xander Bogaerts bashed the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning. The blast was his 14th of the season, and Alex Cora credited the shortstop for adding a power stroke to his arsenal.

Bogaerts always has been a good hitter, but previously had focused on going the other way and hitting for average.

To hear Cora’s full comments, check out the “Red Sox Extra Innings,” video above, presented by W.B. Mason.

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