Bogaerts back in Red Sox lineup after leg injury

by Daryn Albert - One day after receiving seven stitches to close a gash in his left thigh, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is back in the lineup for Boston to try to help his team extend a five-game home win streak against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts returns to lineup one day after getting seven stitches in left thigh 3:45 PM ET ESPN After sitting out Monday while healing from a left thigh injury that required seven stitches, Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays . Bogaerts, who suffered the injury Sunday in the seventh inning of Boston's 4-2 win against the Chicago Cubs , told manager Alex Cora he was "pretty sore" on Monday. Cora said the team would see how Bogaerts was feeling before determining when he would return to play. The Red Sox, who won the opener against the Rays, 4-0, are trying to extend their five-game home win streak. Bogaerts is hitting .318. Over his last 10 games, he has gone 8-for-36 with seven walks, six runs and no RBIs.