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WATCH: Bogaerts, Verdugo hit back-to-back homers in Game 2

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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.