The Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland A's on Saturday afternoon, 10-3 at Fenway Park to move within 2 games of a Wild Card playoff spot. The win was their 4th in-a-row and 7th of their last 8 games.

Boston had 15 hits in the game extending their streak of 10 or more hits in a game to 7, their most since 2019. Boston has scored 27 runs in their last 3 games.

Jarren Duran batting leadoff went 3-5, scoring 3 runs and driving in 3 runs. He had a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning and a RBI double in the 5th inning. He also stole a base.

Alex Verdugo was 2-4, and hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning, wrapping it around the Pesky Pole in right field.

Masataka Yoshida was 2-5 with a double in the 4th inning and a RBI single in the 5th inning.

Tristan Casas was 2-5, scoring twice. He had a pair of doubles.

Christian Arroyo was 3-4 with a pair of doubles.

James Paxton went 6.0 innings, improving to 5-1 on the season. He struck out 3, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits.

Brandon Walter pitched the final 3 innings, allowing 3 hits and an unearned run, to earn his 1st save.

Boston and Oakland finish off their series on Sunday afternoon, and then are off until Friday because of the All-Star break. The pregame Sunday begins at 12:35 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 1:35 p.m. Hear the game on AM 1370 WDEA in Downeast Maine and on 101.9 The Rock in Aroostook County.

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