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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 5, Indians 1 – Bogaerts, bullpen lead Sox to series win

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All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 5-1 win over the Indians, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Xander Bogaerts shows off power to carry Sox offense: The shortstop has been a bright spot all year long within a disappointing Red Sox season and he delivered again today with a pair of timely home runs. A solo shot in the third inning gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead while a 3-run bomb in the seventh gave the Sox a 5-1 cushion that led to an impressive road win against a stud Indians starter in Shane Bieber. Bogaerts also became the sixth shortstop in Red Sox history to pass the 100 HR threshold, joining an impressive list that includes Rico Petrocelli, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Cronin.