Bogaerts went 3 for 4 on the night, hitting a two-run home run to left in the top of the sixth inning to stretch the Sox’ lead to 11-2. at the time. In the bottom half of that frame, Bogaerts flashed on defense, making a back-handed stab of a sharply-struck Maikel Franco rocket to the hole.
Alex Verdugo singles to shallow center field. J.D. Martinez strikes out swinging. runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 left on.
For the first time ever, a small group of fans were welcomed into Worcester’s newly constructed baseball stadium on Saturday to catch a game. While they were only college teams taking the field, the game at Polar Park served as an important trial-run ahead of the Worcester Red Sox sold-out home opener against the Syracuse Mets on Tuesday.