The Red Sox were a long way from Fenway Park on Tuesday, but they certainly seemed to feel comfortable at Coors Field during the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.
The glove work by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was just one example.
Bogaerts, who was honored to have been named the starting shortstop, turned a beautiful double play in the fourth inning while playing behind Boston pitcher Nathan Eovaldi. It came after Eovaldi had allowed a one-out single to Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman. Bogaerts, though, made sure it didn’t get interesting while helping the right-hander record a scoreless frame.
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Bogaerts then came through in the top of the fifth inning with a RBI single to extend the American League’s lead to 4-0. Third baseman Rafael Devers already had recorded a hit, as well.