Steve Pearce Is Red Sox' Newest Asset

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Pearce rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer Monday night against the Rangers. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Steve Pearce homered in his first Fenway Red Sox at-bat in Boston's seventh straight win Monday. He's the first Sox player to achieve that feat since Daniel Nava's grand slam in 2010.

"Very fortunate at-bat, I'll tell you that," Pearce said. "Dramatic. Worked a good count, able to put good wood on it and give us an early lead."

Pearce is raking since joining Boston--he's 11-for-24 for a .458 average, along with four doubles and five RBI. He's enjoyed being part of a dangerous lineup.

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Red Sox opened their seven-game homestand with the last-place Rangers last night with their seventh straight win.

"We have so much talent on this team, up and down the lineup," Pearce said. "I just try not to do too much, because we have a lot of guys on this team that can do some damage. I'm just trying to stay within myself, and contribute the way I can. As far as myself being here, this has been very fun, very exciting, and it's a great clubhouse to come to every day."

Pearce is also 5-for-10 against lefties with three extra-base hits, so manager Alex Cora's appreciative of the help.

"He adds one more weapon for us, and we all know what he can do," Cora said. "That's the second home-run he's hit of their lefty. And the other thing is, he can hit righty, it's not like he's a lefty specialist. We're very comfortable with him."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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