Recap - Sox snap losing skein...finally!

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and broke the game open with three more in the eighth to snap a seven-game losing streak and beat the Atlanta Braves 9-4 at Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The win gave Boston a split of the two-game series.

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Wade Miley, making his first start since his little dust-up with manager John Farrell in Baltimore last week, went 6.1 innings for the win. He gave up five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight.

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But the game belonged to Brock Holt. He hit for the cycle, driving in a pair of runs in the victory. Holt, playing second base in place of Dustin Pedroia (knee soreness) provided a spark in the lead-off position including an opposite-field home run to left in the seventh.

Boston jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI double by Mookie Betts and a double-play ground out by Pablo Sandoval that brought in Betts.

After Atlanta tied the score in the fourth, the Red Sox rallied for three runs on an RBI single by Xander Bogaerts and a two-RBI double by Alejandro De Aza.

Betts had three hits; Bogaerts, Sandoval, De Aza and Mike Napoli each had two. De Aza drove in the seventh Boston run with an eighth-inning triple that scored Sandoval. Rusney Castillo's infield hit drove in De Aza. Holt finished the scoring with a triple to drive in Castillo.

The last time a Red Sox player hit for the cycle? You have to go back to June 6, 1996 when John Valentin did it.

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