The Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Wednesday night, July 11th, for their 9th win in  row! They are 37-15 (.712) in their last 52 games and 14-2 in their last 16 games. The Red Sox's record of 65-29 is the major league's best.

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images
Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Chris Sale went 7 innings allowing just 6 hits while striking out 12. He didn't allow a run and walked just 1. In his last 28 innings pitched, he has just allowed 1 earned run. In his last 7 starts he is 5-1 with a 0.94 earned run average and has 78 strike outs and 10 walks. Sale's record is now 10-4.

Craig Kimbrel picked up his 28th save of the season, a 4 out save, all by strikeout.

Xander Bogaerts was 3-4 with a triple, his 2nd triple in as many games. Andrew Benintendi who finished 2nd in the Fan Vote for the last player selected to the All-Star game was 2-4 extending his hitting streak to 7 games. In the last 7 games he is 15-28 batting .536. JD Martinez drove in 2 runs with a double in the 5th inning. Martinez leads the majors with 79 runs batted in and 25 multi-RBI games.

The Boston Red Sox remain 3.5 games ahead of the New York Yankees who shut out Baltimore Wednesday night 9-0. The Yankees now start a 4 game series at Cleveland against the Indians.

The Red Sox start a 4 game series Thursday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. David Price (9-6) is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.

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