BOSTON -- Though the Red Sox suffered a 1-0 loss to the Tigers on Friday night, they dodged a serious injury to shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who was hit in the bone just above his left wrist by a pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning.
"It was weird. He got me, I felt it and I guess after that, I pretty much didn't feel anything. But he got me good," said Bogaerts of the pitch from Evan Reed.
Bogaerts winced in pain, but was able to stay in the game.
"You see the ball, try to get out of the way," Bogaerts said. "He's throwing, what, 98? 99? So you don't have too much time to get out of the way."
Bogaerts is fully confident he'll start Saturday night against the Tigers.
"It was pretty scary, but I guess I'm blessed," Bogaerts said.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.