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Xander Bogaerts homered twice and the bullpen provided 4.1 shutout innings as the Red Sox beat the Indians 10-4 at Fenway Park Wednesday night. The win snapped a three-game Boston losing streak.

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Cleveland took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on Edward Encarnacion's 26th home run of the year off starting pitcher Brian Johnson.

Boston cut the lead in half on an RBI single in the bottom of the inning by J.D. Martinez and then jumped ahead 6-2 in the bottom of the fourth.

Bogaerts (pictured) started the scoring with a one-out solo home run. Blake Swihart singled in another run and Andrew Benintendi drove in three more with a two-out double to left.

Encarnacion's second two-run homer made it 6-4 Boston in the fifth, but the Red Sox responded with two in the bottom of the sixth on Mitch Moreland's 15th home run of the season.

Bogaerts homered again in the seventh and Martinez finished the scoring in the eighth with another run-scoring single.

Matt Barnes was the winner in relief. Johnson went 4.1 innings in the no-decision. He gave up three runs on five hitsand a walk while striking out three.

Moreland, Martinez, Bogaerts, Ian Kinsler and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two hits in the win. The Red Sox remain the only team in the majors without a four-game losing streak this season.

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Jim Monaghan 8/23/2018 05:45:00 AM Edit
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