Xander Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo combined to drive in all four of the Boston Red Sox' runs through the first three innings of Friday night's ALDS Game 2 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
After notching a pair of RBI singles in the first inning, the duo belted back-to-back home runs in the third to cut the deficit to one.
Bogaerts' solo shot came first, making him the first Red Sox shortstop with multiple home runs in a postseason since Nomar Garciaparra in 1999.
Then, Verdugo made it a 5-4 ballgame:
The two homers were much-needed after Sox starter Chris Sale allowed five runs in a nightmare first inning. Boston trails the series 1-0 after dropping Game 1, 5-0.