After beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday, July 15th, the Boston Red Sox now have their biggest lead over the 2nd place New York Yankees, up 4.5 games as the Yankees lost to Cleveland 5-2. The Red Sox enter the All Star break with a record of 68-30.

After hitting a grand slam walk-off homer on Saturday, Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer in his 1st at bat on Sunday, his 16th of the season, the most of any Red Sox shortstop before the All-Star break since Rico Petrocelli hit 25 back in 1969.

Brock Holt was 2-3 with 2 runs batted in with a pair of RBI singles.

The Red Sox activated Brian Johnson from the disabled list prior to the game, placing Eduardo Rodriguez on the 10 day disabled list with a sprained ankle. Johnson went 4.2 innings allowing 2 hits and 2 earned runs. He struck out 5 and walked 4.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the 9th inning, retiring the side in order, with 2 strikeouts and earned his 30th save of the season.

The Red Sox are now off until Friday, July 20th when they will open a 3 game series at Detroit against the Tigers. The pregame on the 20th will start at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.

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