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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Rick Porcello continued his superb 2016 season with 5.1 innings of perfection en route to his MLB-leading 19th win as the Red Sox beat the Athletics 11-2 at the Coliseum in Oakland.

The win, accompanied by a Blue Jays loss on Saturday, moved Boston back into a tie for first place in the American League East, and firmly entrenched Porcello into the American League Cy Young Award conversation - if he wasn't already there.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Porcello (pictured) went seven innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. He struck out a pair and did not walk a batter. His ERA dropped to 3.23 in the win.

Boston rapped out seventeen hits led by David Ortiz with three, including a pair of doubles. Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Sandy Leon, Yoan Moncada and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two.

The Red Sox scored twice in the first inning on an RBI double by Mookie Betts driving in Pedroia and Ortiz.

They broke the game open with a seven-run third inning highlighted by Hanley Ramirez's 20th home run of the year, and Moncada's first career hit, a double to left.

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Jim Monaghan 9/04/2016 07:26:00 AM Edit
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