A pair of home runs and two outstanding defensive plays in the outfield helped the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Angels at Fenway Park Thursday night.
The win gave Boston a sweep not only of the three games at home, but also the three played on the road earlier this season.
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Rafael Devers hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to tie the game 1-1. It was his 13th long ball of the season.
Jackie Bradley Jr. put the Sox up 3-1 with his sixth home run of the year in the bottom of the seventh. JBJ now - finally - has his average above .200.
The Red Sox outfield flashed some serious leather with both Andrew Benintendi and JBJ (pictured) making leaping catches against the left and centerfield walls respectively.
Brian Johnson started for Boston going four innings before turning things over to the bullpen. He allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out two. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 24th save.
The Red Sox head into a three-game weekend series on the road against the Yankees with a one-game lead in the American League East.
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