Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 9/8/13
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Beard or no beard, the Boston Red Sox are mashing the baseball right now. Another four home runs Saturday gave the team 17 over its last four games – during a span in which the Red Sox have scored 54 runs. It was Mike Napoli (twice), Jonny Gomes and Xander Bogaerts supplying the power Saturday afternoon. Bogaerts hit his first career home run, one that won’t soon be forgotten, as it sailed several rows past the visitor’s bullpen –some 440-plus feet away – and happened to come on his mother’s birthday. Congrats from RedSoxLife, Xander! Today, the Red Sox (87-57) have a chance to complete a four-game sweep over the New York Yankees (75-67) in the Bronx. Boston sends lefty Jon Lester to the Yankee Stadium mound in search of his 14th win. Lester has a 3.88 ERA this year and picked up win No. 13 against the Tigers in a stellar outing of one-run ball over seven innings with nine strikeouts. He is 3-1 in his last four starts. Here is the Red Sox lineup ...
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