Ian Kinsler Excited to Join First-Place Red Sox

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Ian Kinsler in his Red Sox debut. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Ian Kinsler made his Red Sox debut donning the number 5 in last night's 3-1 loss to the Angels. Boston's new second baseman singled in the fourth inning and struck out twice among his four at-bats.

Kinsler said he's pumped to join the best team in baseball and play in front of a special fan base.

"Extremely excited," he said. "I was excited last night when I got the call. Excited to be here today, playing for a club that obviously has huge expectations. It's going to be a lot of fun."

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So, how can Kinsler help?

"Any way I can," he said. "I mean, defensively, get on base, make things happen, just try to help every night--whether that's score a run, drive a run in, make a good play. Just, do something positive."

What's it like for him, joining the team in the middle of the year?

"They have a good thing going here, so you just try to fit in," he said. "You try to figure out what they're doing, how they play on the field as far as their signs and then communicating with guys on the field. But other than that, you just try to fit in, do your part, hold your weight, and do what you can to help the team win, and go from there."

Kinsler said Fenway's one of his favorite places to play, mostly because he tends to send a lot of balls toward the Green Monster in left.The four-time All-Star's batting .404 his last 14 games, including 13 with the Angles.

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

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