On a night when David Ortiz inched closer to 500 career home runs, Jackie Bradley Jr. put on a display of his own with three hits and another runner nailed at the plate as the Red Sox held off the Yankees 4-3 at Fenway Park on Monday night.
Winners of nine of their last thirteen games, Boston had themselves in trouble most of the night with New York loading the bases on four separate occasions.
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Rookie Eduardo Rodriguez pitched in and out of trouble in his five innings of work. He allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out four to win his eighth game of the year.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the third, Mookie Betts (pictured) put the Red Sox up 2-1 with his 13th home run of the year off Yankees starter Ivan Nova.
New York tied the game in the fourth on an RBI single by Didi Gregorius.
Enter David Ortiz.
The Large Father slammed his 29th home run of the season into the Monster to put the Sox back in the lead 3-2. It was the 495th career blast for Ortiz who also doubled.
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