BREAKING NEWS
CTNOW

Trevor Cahill

Red Sox avoid sweep with 6-4 win over A's

Xander Bogaerts loves watching from the on-deck circle and learning what J.D. Martinez does at the plate.

Bogaerts' start this season has been quite impressive, too.

The Red Sox shortstop hit a three-run homer, Martinez added a two-run shot and Boston avoided its first series sweep this season with a 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

"It's pretty impressive what he does when you're behind looking at him," Bogaerts said. "Normally I'm a guy who gets to the on-deck circle a little bit later. I've got to get there early if he swings at the first pitch and gets a hit. He hits some bombs on the first pitch."

Signed...