Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Holt & Bogie Drive In Two Apiece As Sox Enter Break With Best Record In MLB

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Xander Bogaerts launched a solo home run in the next at-at after his walk-off grand slam on Saturday, helping Boston take three of four from the blue Jays, 5-2. The X-Man drove in two, as did Brock Holt, as the Red Sox finished off their best first-half since 1949. Jackie Bradley, Jr. also contributed on the offensive side, with an RBI double. On the mound, this was another "bullpen" game—with Brian Johnson starting things off, followed by Brandon Workman, Tyler Thornburg, Ryan Brasier, Heath Hembree and Craig Kimbrel (for his 30th save). The win—coupled with the Yankee loss in Cleveland, pushed Boston's lead at the break to 4.5 games. Boston is 38 games over .500 and owns a nearly .700 winning percentage (.694). They've won 34 games at home and 34 or the road, and hold a +163 run differential—second only to the Astros in MLB.