BOSTON -- Needing one more hero in a game where they'd already called on several, the Red Sox had just the man they wanted at the plate with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning.
And as he has done repeatedly this season, Xander Bogaerts delivered. The Boston shortstop, who leads American League shortstops in the most recent round of All-Star balloting, hit a walk-off single to score Mookie Betts as the Red Sox won a back-and-forth affair, 8-7. They avoided a four-game sweep against the White Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday.
Aaron Leibowitz is a contributor to MLB.com.
Deesha Thosar is a reporter for MLB.com based in Boston.
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