WATCH: Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Shares Heartwarming Moment With Family After Win Over Tampa Bay Rays

Published 10/09/2021, 10:45 AM EDT
Oct 6, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (13) talks with the media before ALDS workouts against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


After a dismal start to the American League Divisional Series, the Boston Red Sox rallied to put in a strong performance in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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They pulled off a stunning performance in the Tropicana Field to level the series 1-1, as the action now moves to Boston. Following the match, Red Sox manager Alex Cora gave fans a heartwarming moment to enjoy.

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Alex Cora celebrates the Red Sox’s victory with his family

During the game against the Rays, Cora got most of his game plan right. While the pitchers did their job well, the Red Sox thrived off the performances from their hitters yesterday. Although they fell 5-2 behind after the first inning, Enrique “Kike” Hernandez led from the front as the Red Sox scored a whopping 12 runs in just six innings.

The 30-year-old scored three runs and recorded three RBI, and received support from other hitters as well. Along with the Puerto Rican, Alex Verdugo, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and J. D. Martinez smashed home runs to cap off a fine display from the 2018 World Series champions.

Following their hard-earned victory over this year’s AL East champions, Cora shared a moment with his family at the Tropicana Field. He placed his hands on the netting to interact with his kids, after which he incited a cheer from them.

Despite suffering a heavy loss in Game 1, the Red Sox played well to tie the series in Tampa Bay. With the series moving to Boston, the Red Sox threw all possibilities wide open with their emphatic 14-6 victory over the Rays.

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Can the Boston Red Sox cash in on home advantage?

With Game 3 and Game 4 in Fenway Park, chances of seeing the Red Sox progress to the ALCS look far better. If the Red Sox’s performance yesterday is anything to go by, the Rays could face an arduous time in Boston.

Oct 8, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Enrique Hernandez (5) and shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) and third baseman Rafael Devers (11) celebrate after Hernandez hits a three run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports.

The next two games look most likely to be crucial, if not decisive in this ALDS. Game 3 will take place in Boston on Sunday, October 10.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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