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Jim Monaghan
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Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in three runs and Rick Porcello (pictured) delivered another strong start as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 5-1 Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.

The win increased the lead in the American League East back to five games.

Boston scored in the second on a two-out, two-RBI triple by Bradley.

The Yankees tied the game in the fifth on a solo home run to right field just past the Pesky Pole by Brett Gardner.

JBJ drove in the third Red Sox run of the day on another two-out hit, this one a single in the bottom of the sixth.

Sandy Leon added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth with a two-run double.

Sonny Gray started for the Yankees and while he held Boston to just a pair of runs, the Red Sox did a very good job of running up his pitch count. He was lifted after just five innings after his pitch count reached 106. He also did not record a single strikeout.

Porcello went six innings allowing one run on just three hits. He struck out four and walked three in winning his fourth straight decision.

Brandon Workman and Addison Reed worked a clean seventh and eighth respectively with Reed striking out Aaron Judge to end the inning. The Yankee rookie has now K'd in 37 straight games.

Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth in a non-save situation, striking out two.

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Jim Monaghan 8/20/2017 05:19:00 PM Edit
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