Christian Vazquez: power hitter.
The Boston Red Sox catcher has been enjoying by far his most productive season at the plate in five years in Major League Baseball.
Vazquez was 3-for-5 with a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the Sox’s series opener at Rogers Centre and he picked up where he left off on Wednesday, crushing a solo home run in the fourth inning to give the Sox a 3-1 lead.
The 28-year-old jumped all over a cutter left out over the plate and sent it to dead center field for his 13th home run of the season. He entered the season with 10 career home runs.
Vazquez was not rewarded with a bid on the American League’s All-Star roster for Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic despite a stellar first half where he posted a .296 average over 69 games.
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