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Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Brings Sox back briefly
Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees.
With two strikes on him, Verdugo didn't offer at a 99.4 mph four-seamer from Gerrit Cole, which was called a ball. He then belted the next pitch -- 99.5 mph fastball -- that caught too much of the plate to knot the game at four runs apiece in the sixth inning. After the frame, both Cole and New York manager Aaron Boone were ejected for arguing the pitch before the blast. The homer was Verdugo's 10th and gave him 70 RBI, which ranks second on the team behind Rafael Devers.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Out of Sunday's lineup
Verdugo is not in Sunday's lineup against the Royals.
Verdugo is hitting .263/.354/.386 with two home runs in 14 games this month. Rob Refsnyder is getting the start in right field, batting fifth.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Scores twice in win
Verdugo went 2-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over Baltimore.
Verdugo scored on a Rafael Devers homer in the first inning, then again on a Devers single in the fourth. Verdugo also knocked in Kevin Plawecki on a fourth-inning single of his own. The outfielder has six multi-hit performances this month and has racked up two homers, three RBI and 10 runs scored. Over that span, he is slashing .333/.409/.513.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Swats homer among three hits
Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two additional runs and a walk in Thursday's 9-8 win over the Rangers.
Verdugo launched Boston's only home run in the contest, belting a solo shot to center field in the sixth inning. The outfielder reached base three additional times and scored twice more to continue his prolonged hot stretch at the plate. Since Aug. 5, Verdugo is batting .378 (37-for-98) with two homers, 10 RBI and 20 runs over 25 games.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Stays hot with two hits
Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 10-5 loss to Minnesota.
Verdugo was a big part of Boston's offense Tuesday as he accounted for three of its five runs on the night. The multi-hit effort was his seventh in the last 13 games, a streak in which he is batting a robust .352. On the season, the 26-year-old is slashing .284/.329/.403 as he has been one of the bright spots in what has been a disappointing season for Boston.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: On bench Thursday
Verdugo is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Verdugo started the past 17 games and will receive Thursday off after posting a .977 OPS with one home run, eight doubles, six RBI and 12 runs during that stretch. Rob Refsnyder will start in right field and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Three hits in win
Verdugo went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's victory over Pittsburgh.
Verdugo extended Boston's lead to two with an RBI double off righty Roansy Contreras with one out in the fifth. While the 26-year-old has not hit for power in 2022, he has been much better of late with a .580 slugging percentage in 50 at-bats across his last 15 games. In addition, the outfielder has been red hot at home during that stretch with a 1.226 OPS in 19 at-bats compared to a still strong .916 OPS in 31 at-bats on the road.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Smacks seventh homer
Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Royals.
This was Verdugo's second straight multi-hit effort after he opened August 1-for-12 in his first four contests. He accounted for the Red Sox's last run in the game, a sixth-inning blast off Royals starter Daniel Lynch. Verdugo continues to provide steady hitting in the middle of the order against mostly right-handers. Overall, he's slashing .271/.311/.385 with seven homers, 53 RBI, 42 runs scored, a stolen base and 24 doubles through 424 plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Doubles twice in three-hit game
Verdugo went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk and two runs scored in Friday's 7-4 win over the Royals.
Verdugo had gone just 3-for-20 (.150) with nine strikeouts in six games since his last multi-hit effort. The 26-year-old outfielder snapped the slump with a second-inning double, and added another two-bagger in the fourth and a single in the seventh. He's up to a .269/.310/.376 slash line with six home runs, 52 RBI, 41 runs scored, a stolen base and 24 doubles through 101 contests. With Jackie Bradley released and Franchy Cordero optioned to Triple-A Worcester, Verdugo should see the bulk of the starts in right field versus right-handed pitchers.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Sitting versus lefty
Verdugo is out of the lineup for Thursday's game at Kansas City, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.
Verdugo started the past 25 games and posted a .603 OPS during that stretch, and he'll take a seat Thursday with southpaw Kris Bubic pitching for the Royals. Jaylin Davis will start in right field and bat leadoff.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Gets another start as No. 5 hitter
Verdugo will start in left field and bat fifth in Sunday's game against the Brewers, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
With the Red Sox facing a left-handed starting pitcher (Aaron Ashby) for the second day in a row, the lefty-hitting Verdugo will once again occupy the No. 5 spot in the lineup after having hit either second or third in his prior seven starts. Verdugo has been a solid source of batting average in July (.280), but his counting stats (zero home runs, one stolen base, eight RBI and six runs) over his 25 starts this month have left much to be desired.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Notches first steal of 2022
Verdugo went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 10-5 loss to the Rays.
The Red Sox got busy on the basepaths, going 3-for-3 on steal attempts with Francisco Mejia behind the plate for the Rays, and as a result Verdugo picked up his first pilfer of the year on the back half of a double steal with Xander Bogaerts in the fifth inning. Verdugo has also produced multiple hits in three straight games, continuing a hot streak that has seen the 26-year-old slash .333/.393/.444 over his last 20 contests with two homers, nine runs and 14 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Big hits late in win
Verdugo went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Yankees.
Verdugo knocked in the game-tying run with an eighth-inning single, then drove home two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning for a walkoff win. These were the first runs driven in during the month of July for Verdugo, who ranks third on the Red Sox with 46 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Idle versus lefty Tuesday
Verdugo is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
He'll be one of three lefty-hitting Red Sox regulars on the bench against Tampa Bay southpaw Jeffrey Springs, as Rafael Devers and Jackie Bradley are also getting the night off. Rob Refsnyder will get a look in left field in place of Verdugo, who slashed a robust .357/.419/.518 while starting in each of Boston's previous 14 games.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Hitting streak at 10 games
Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double and four RBI in Wednesday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Blue Jays.
Verdugo delivered a two-run home run in the sixth inning and plated another pair on a double in the 10th. He's posted multiple hits in six of 10 games during his current hitting streak, a span in which he's gone 16-for-39 (.410). The outfielder is up to a .266/.312/.395 slash line with six homers, 43 RBI, 33 runs scored and 17 doubles across 295 plate appearances. He was caught stealing in his only stolen base attempt of the year.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Swats go-ahead homer Saturday
Verdugo went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in a 4-2 win against the Guardians on Saturday.
Shane Bieber held Boston scoreless for five innings Saturday, but Verdugo touched him for a 447-foot, three-run home run in the sixth inning that gave the Red Sox the lead. The long ball was the fifth of the season for the outfielder and just his second since April 16. Verdugo is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak, batting .348/.400/.565 with three extra-base hits, five runs and six RBI over that span.... See More ... See Less
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