Wake up with Xander Bogaerts' launching two home runs in victory

Brian Hines
Contributing Writer

With the Red Sox on a three game losing streak, which featured a disappointing offensive outburst, shortstop Xander Bogaerts unloaded two home-runs to power the Red Sox back into the win column on Thursday.

His first home run of the night came in the second inning. The solo shot landed on Lansdowne and tied the game at two, sparking a five-run inning by the Red Sox.
Bogaerts second of the night was another solo shot, adding insurance to a 8-4 lead in the seventh inning.
After the two home-run night, Bogaerts continues his career season at the plate.  He sits just four home runs (21) and 11 RBIs (89) of tying his career best. Bogaerts' 37 doubles this season has already past his previous best, and his current slugging percentage (.516) sits 0.91 higher than his career average.

In a lineup that features MVP candidates J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts, pitchers have to be just as worried when facing Bogaerts this season.