Recap - Best last-place team in baseball does it again

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

It's getting to be a familiar story line - good starting pitching and even better hitting adding up to another win as the Red Sox knocked off the Toronto Blue Jays 10-4 at Fenway Park Wednesday night.

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Joe Kelly was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst, posting his eighth consecutive win. He went 5.2 innings allowing just one run on six hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. Kelly's record improved to 10-6.

The Red Sox jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an umpire-reviewed solo home run by Mookie Betts, his 14th of the season.

David Ortiz (pictured) followed three batters later with a three-run blast to straightaway centerfield. It was his 32nd of the season and career home run number 498 as the march to 500 continues.

The playoffs, while still mathematically possible, are out of the picture but a .500 record isn't, nor is third place in the American League Easter Division. The Red Sox trail the third-place Rays by just two games.

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