Recap - Red Sox double their way past the Mets

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Two-run doubles by Jackie Bradley Jr. and Brock Holt in the bottom of the fourth inning helped power the Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Mets at Fenway Park on Saturday.

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Rick Porcello was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst, earning his 17th win of the year. He allowed just two hits over five innings, striking out five and walking one. Brandon Nimmo tagged him for a three-run homer in the top of the fourth.

Steve Pearce led Boston with three hits followed by Andrew Benintendi with two.

JBJ's double was originally ruled a home run but the call was changed to a double following a video review. Holt came off the bench in a pinch hit situation to deliver his decisive hit.

The bullpen of Bobby Poyner, Steven Wright, Ryan Brasier and Craig Kimbrel combined to throw four no-hit innings with Kimbrel recording his 41st save of the year.

Combined with Toronto beating the Yankees 8-7, the Magic Number for the Red Sox to clinch the American League Easter Division crown is four.

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