Unlikely Offensive Spark Jackie Bradley, Jr. Catching Fire For Red Sox

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Jackie Bradley Jr. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Jackie Bradley's only batting .211 this year with a .649 OPS. No one's gonna confuse him with Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez, but let's not ignore what he's done recently.

The 2016 All-Star's hitting .314 with a .921 OPS his last 20 games, with three homers, eight doubles, and 18 RBI. Bradley said Martinez actually approached him after noticing something off with his swing.

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So, manager Alex Cora, what types of adjustments has the outfielder made?

"He's staying through the ball a little bit more," Cora said. "There's a lot of conversations with Timmy and Andy, and obviously J.D. You can see he's staying through the ball. He's going to swing and miss, but not at that high rate that he was early in the season. I do feel now that, he's a competitor at bat, that he can do damage any time he's at the plate. He's been able to drive the ball to center field and to left-center, not too many ground balls. He found something, he's staying with it, and he's consistent."

The Red Sox will play the first of three in Baltimore tonight at 7:05 p.m. Rick Porcello will oppose Kevin Gausman.

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

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