Xander Bogaerts showed why Fenway was plastered in signs reading "X for ASG."
Bogaerts strengthened his All Star case with a clutch 3-run single with 2 outs in the 7th inning to give Boston a 4-3 win over the Marlins.

Bogaerts' .304 batting average ranks second among AL shortstops while his 40 RBI are 12 more than any other AL shortstop.

Scoring on Bogaerts  hit was Travis Shaw, who started at first base in place of the struggling Mike Napoli. Shaw entered the game without a big league hit in three stints with the Sox but sparked Boston's lineup Tuesday, going 3-for-4.

Wade Miley started the game for the Sox but was tagged with a no-decision despite striking out 9 in 6.2 innings of work. The win went to Junichi Tazawa, his first of the year, and Koji Uehara struck out a pair in the ninth to earn his 20th save.

Manager John Farrell on the win

With the win, the Sox move to within five games of the AL East lead, the closest they've been to the top since June 3. The Red Sox have a 3 game series with the 1st place New York Yankees Friday - Sunday before the All Star Game.

Rick Porcello looks to snap a personal seven game losing streak when he takes the mound Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. as Boston closes the two game set with Miami. The pregame starts at 6:25 on AM 1370 WDEA.