Recap - David Ortiz Leads Red Sox 12-Hit Attack Against Cleveland

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

David Ortiz was a triple short of the cycle, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak and Rick Porcello provided another good outing as the Red Sox beat Cleveland 5-2 on Sunday at Fenway Park.

The win gave Boston another series win and put them ten games over .500.

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Ortiz (pictured) singled, homered and doubled twice in the win; he's now tied with Cal Ripken Jr. for 13th place on the all-time list.

Porcello went 5.2 innings in picking up his team-leading seventh win of the year. It was the eighth time in nine starts that he pitched into the sixth inning. He was charged with two runs on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out five.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 12th save of the season.

JBJ's fifth-inning single extended his hitting streak to 27 straight games. He is seven games away from tying Dom DiMaggio for the longest streak in Red Sox history; Dom's brother, Joe, of course, owns the Major League record with a hit in 56 straight games.

Xander Bogaerts had three hits for Boston and continues to lead MLB in hits; Mookie Betts had two.

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