The Boston Red Sox nearly squandered an excellent pitching performance by Nick Pivetta but hung on to beat the Miami Marlins 6-5 in 12 innings on Thursday, to sweep the series.

Pivetta pitched 7.0 innings allowing just 1 hit, striking out 10 and walking just 2. He left with a 2-0 lead.

But Justin Slaten allowed 2 runs in the 8th inning to tie the game.

Miami nearly won the game in the bottom of the 9th inning, but Jarren Duran gunned down the would-be-winning run at the plate.

Tyler O'Neill was 3-5 with a double driving in 2 runs.

Rafael Devers drove in 2 runs, walking 3 times

Boston only had 8 hits, but walked 14 times.

The Red Sox are now a season-best 8 games over .500 with a 47-39 record.

Boston will start a 3-game series with the New York Yankees on Friday night, July 5th. Since Boston's win over the Yankees on June 15th, the Red Sox are 12-4 while the Yankees are 3-14. Friday night's pregame begins at 6:05 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 7:05 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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