BOSTON (AP) — On the night Boston celebrated David Ortiz's 500th home run, the Red Sox slugger was the least of the Tampa Bay Rays' problems.
Ortiz, who hit No. 500 at Tampa Bay on Sept. 12, was hitless in five at-bats with an RBI groundout Monday night, but teammate Xander Bogaerts picked up the slack with an eighth-inning grand slam to lead the Red Sox to a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over the Rays.
"Xander Bogaerts is a very dangerous hitter," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "Obviously this year he's one of the better ones in this division, so he's been hitting a lot of good pitches all year long."