Xander Bogaerts Plays Major Role In Red Sox’ Series-Clinching Win

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — It was the biggest question asked of John Farrell after the Red Sox lost Game 3: Why didn’t the managericon1 Xander Bogaerts Plays Major Role In Red Sox’ Series Clinching Win insert Xander Bogaerts into the lineup as a pinch hitter for Stephen Drew in the eighth inning?

Farrell had his reasons — a right-handed reliever ready to enter the game, namely — for sticking with Drew, but the shortstop didn’t come through.

In Game 4, Farrell didn’t open himself up to such questions, sending Bogaerts to the plate with one out in the seventh inning with the Red Sox trailing 1-0.

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