The Boston Red Sox have sole possession of 1st place in the AL East, after they beat the Angles 4-2, sweeping the 3 game series and in fact all 6 games they have played against the Angels this season. The Red Sox have won each of their last 4 games, 6 of their last 7 and 11 of their last 16 games.

The Red Sox made it a bullpen day, as Brian Johnson started for Boston and he threw 4.0 innings, allowing just 3 hits, 1 earned run striking out 2 and walking 1. Hector Velazquez picked up the win, going 2 innings, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 3. He is now 6-0. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the 9th inning earning his 24th save of the season.

The Red Sox had 2 more homers, 1 each by Rafael Devers and Jackie Bradley Jr. The lead the majors with 39 multi-home run games. In those games they are 34-5, winning 21 of their last 22!

The Red Sox are 1 game ahead of the New York Yankees and the Red Sox head to New York to play a 3 game series with the Yankees starting Friday night. Eduardo Rodriguez 9-2 is scheduled to face CC Sabathia 4-3. The pregame starts at 6:20 and 1st pitch at 7:05 on AM 1370 WDEA