Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Blue Jays. Bogaerts blasted his 16th home run of the season in the first inning, followed by an RBI groundout to the pitcher in the third. He's been hot at the dish of late as he's recorded a base knock in nine of his last 10 games, collecting four home runs and an eye-popping 20 RBI over that span. He's hitting .319 through 13 games to begin the month of July.
Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and a walkoff grand slam Saturday against the Blue Jays. Bogaerts sparked the rally in the ninth inning, hitting a leadoff double and scoring the run which sent the game to extra innings. One inning later, he sent the fans home happy by hitting the grand slam off Chris Rowley. The young shortstop is now setting career highs in slugging percentage (.529), isolated power (.245) and wRC+ (135). His 15 homers are just six short of a career high with nearly half a season still to play.
Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. The shortstop has banged out an extra-base hit in six of his last seven games, pushing Bogaerts' slash line on the season back up to .283/.355/.526. The 25-year-old remains on track for career highs in homers, RBI and OPS.
Bogaerts went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, two runs and two walks in Boston's 10-5 win over Kansas City on Friday. This was the second straight game with a homer for the young shortstop, bringing his slash line to .276/.345/.513 through 275 at-bats. His 14 long balls on the season are already past the 10 he hit last year, and the .513 slugging percentage would be a career high if he can keep it up. Bogaerts should continue to be a solid source of power and counting stats hitting in a loaded Red Sox lineup.
Bogaerts is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals. Bogaerts moves to the bench following a stretch of nine straight starts that concluded Tuesday, when he went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks and three RBI. Brock Holt receives the starting nod at shortstop in the series finale and will bat second.
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