Boston's Xander Bogaerts hurts ankle against Rays

Boston's Xander Bogaerts hurts ankle against Rays
Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts, center, is assisted as he leaves the field as manager Alex Cora, left, looks on in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Boston’s game with the Rays on Sunday in the seventh inning after injuring his left ankle while sliding into the Tampa Bay dugout.

Bogaerts was covering third base and was chasing an errant throw by J.D. Martinez that took him toward the dugout.

He needed help to get off the field and walked with a noticeable limp. He was replaced by Brock Holt. The Rays were leading 6-2 at the time.

Bogaerts was 1 for 3 from the plate before his injury. He is hitting .368 (14 of 38) this season with two home runs and nine RBIs. He entered leading the major leagues with seven doubles.


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