Xander Bogaerts Blasts Solo Home Run To Give Red Sox Lead Vs. Astros

The homer was Bogaerts' fourth of the season


The Boston Red Sox found themselves in an early hole Wednesday evening, but the ever-reliable Xander Bogaerts came to the rescue.

Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta gave up a home run from the jump to Jose Altuve. However, the Red Sox quickly came back thanks to a J.D. Martinez sacrifice fly ball, before Bogaerts put Boston on top with a solo home run off Astros starter Luis Garcia.

Bogaerts’ fourth homer of the year traveled 358 feet. The Red Sox shortstop also collected his 16th RBI of the season.

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