Boston Red Sox finding their groove and team is heating up

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The Boston Red Sox hitters are catching fire

The Sox’s three-star hitters are raking. J.D. Martinez is hitting a healthy .366 with five home runs and 21 runs batted in. While Martinez is getting on base at an absurd rate, his power has been lacking. That power outage of sorts has been taken up largely by emerging superstar third-baseman Rafael Devers.

He’s more in sync, raking at a .337 clip with 10 home runs and 25 RBIs. While it’s much more in-tune line for a major slugger, it’s still a bit light for such an accomplished hitter as Devers. More may be on the way.

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In addition while also short of power stats, star shortstop Xander Bogaerts (he of the difficult agent angst) is doing his part. Bogaerts sports a lofty .323 average, yet like Martinez, he’s off in his the power numbers with only four home runs and 17 RBIs.

Other starters like Kike Hernandez, Alex Verdugo, Bobby Dalbec, and Jackie Bradley Jr. are struggling (although Bradley has actually upped his average over last season-to-date by 50 points to .213 as of this writing). But as last night’s 16-3 demoltion of the Chicago White Sox showed, better times may be on the way for these guys.