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Andrew Benintendi's two-run bloop single in the top of the eleventh inning pushed the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Rangers in Texa.

Heath Hembree was the winner in relief throwing two scoreless innings of relief.

The win was the fifth in a row for Boston who are a season-high thirteen games over the .500 mark. They maintained their three-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East.

Dustin Pedroia drove in four runs to back 6.1 innings of three-run pitching by Rick Porcello (pictured).

Texas took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a Porcello wild pitch, but Pedroia put the Sox in lead with a two-RBI single in the top of the second.

After Rougned Odor homered to tie the game in the fourth, Boston took the lead once again scoring three times in the sixth.

Sandy Leon scored on a wild pitch with two out and Pedroia followed with his second two-RBI single.

Former Red Sox Mike Napoli tied the game at 5-5, hitting a solo home run on the first pitch he saw from Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the ninth.

Porcello allowed three runs on just three hits in the no-decision. He walked three and struck out an equal number of Rangers.

Xander Bogaerts was out of the lineup for the second straight game with a sore groin. Pedroia led the offense with three hits. Jackie Bradley Jr.'s six-game hitting streak ended.

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Jim Monaghan 7/04/2017 12:16:00 AM Edit
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