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After scoring just one run in the previous two games, the Red Sox bats closed out the weekend series in Detroit with a 9-1 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. With the victory, Boston became the first team to reach 70 wins in 2018.

Photo courtesy of USA Today
Chris Sale (pictured) went six innings in earning his 11th win of the year. He allowed just two hits while striking out nine; he did not walk a batter.

The Red Sox pushed two runs across in the top of the second inning on RBI ground outs by Rafael Devers and Eduardo Nunez. They added four more in the fourth on a run-scoring single by Nunez and a three-run homer by Jackie Bradley Jr., his seventh of the year.

Andrew Benintendi tripled home a pair in the seventh followed by a J.D. Martinez sacrifice fly.

Detroit's only run came in the seventh inning on a solo home run by Jeimer Candelario off Brandon Workman.

Boston has won 14 of its last 16 games and is 39 games over .500 with a five-game lead (three in the loss column) over the Yankees in the American League East.

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Jim Monaghan 7/23/2018 11:03:00 AM Edit
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