The Boston Red Sox are again in sole possession of 1st place thanks to Rick Porcello who hit and pitched the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals in the 1st game of the 3 game series on Monday July 2nd.

Porcello came to bat in the top of the 2nd with the bases loaded and cleared the bases with a double, scoring 3 runs. He pitched 6.0 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 2 and improved his record to 10-3.

On July 2nd 2014 Mookie Betts hit his 1st career home run. Last night, he hit his 99th career shot and 21st of the year

Brock Holt was 3-3 at the plate and Craig Kimbrel earned his 24th save of the season, a 4 out save

Meanwhile the Yankees lost to the Braves 5-3 in 11 innings and now the Red Sox are 1 game ahead of the Yankees alone in 1st place. The Yankees and Braves continue their series Tuesday.

The Boston Red Sox and Nationals will play the middle game of the 3 game series Tuesday night with the pregame starting at 5:20 PM and 1st pitch at 6:05 on AM 1370 WDEA. Brian Johnson is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox

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