Xander Bogaerts is hotter than the weather right now and with each home run, the Hall of Fame company he joins gets smaller, but better.
His first-inning shot over everything at Fenway gave him at least one hit, one RBI and one run scored in eight consecutive games.
Your daily Bogie homer. pic.twitter.com/plpJlxFWtJ— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 16, 2019
Only one other player has done that for the Red Sox.
Of course, the greatest hitter of all time did it twice - an eight-game streak in 1942 and 11 in a row in 1950 (h/t to Twitter's @SoxNotes for the numbers).
Xander Bogaerts has joined Ted Williams as the only Red Sox ever to record at least 1 hit, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored in 8 straight games. (Williams had an 8-game streak in 1942 and an 11-game streak in 1950.)— Red Sox Notes (@SoxNotes) July 16, 2019
It is the longest streak by any player since Nolan Arenado in 2015 (8).
The record for consecutive games with an RBI is 17, set by the Chicago Cubs' Ray Grimes in 1922.
After his fifth homer and 13th RBI since July 4, the All-Star shortstop's batting average for July is up to .385 and .309 overall.
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