Recap - Red Sox Win As Sale Dominates

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

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Chris Sale continued his recent stretch with seven dominant innings of work on the mound as the Red Sox won their ninth in a row, beating the Rangers 4-2 Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

Sale struck out an even dozen and scattered five hits to improve to 10-4. He lowered his ERA to 2.23 in the process.

Boston took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Xander Bogaerts scored on a fielding error. They added three more in the fifth on a two-RBI double by J.D. Martinez and a run-scoring triple by Bogaerts. The Red Sox shortstop went 3-for-4.

Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Eduardo Nunez each had two hits in the win. Craig Kimbrel allowed an inherited runner to score but got the final four outs of the game to secure his 28th save of the game.

The Red Sox have won nine straight for the second time this season and are 36 games above .500.

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