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Highlights from the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Rays

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Highlights from the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Rays

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 6, Rays 4

IN BRIEF: Back-to-back home runs from Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland in the eighth inning propelled the Red Sox over the Rays on Friday night.  BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 7-13

HIGHLIGHTS:

2nd inning
Brandon Lowe solo home run (TB 1-0)

3rd inning
Avisail Garcia RBI triple (TB 2-0)

5th inning
Rafael Devers RBI double (TB 2-1)

Christian Vazquez two-run home run (BOS 3-2)

6th inning
J.D. Martinez RBI single (BOS 4-2)

Daniel Robertson two-run double (4-4)

8th inning
Mookie Betts solo home run (BOS 5-4)

Mitch Moreland solo home run (BOS 6-4)

UP NEXT:
At Rays, Saturday, 6:10 p.m., NESN
At Rays, Sunday, 2:05 p.m., NESN
vs Tigers, Monday, 7:10 p.m., NESN

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Yankees land slugger Edwin Encarnacion in trade with Mariners

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Yankees land slugger Edwin Encarnacion in trade with Mariners

The MLB trade deadline is more than a month away, but the Boston Red Sox's arch rival already is making moves.

On Saturday, the New York Yankees acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. Seattle gets pitching prospect Juan Then in return.

Encarnacion will be inserted into an already-fearsome lineup that soon will have both Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge back from their injury rehab assignments. While New York is set offensively, they likely will be searching for pitching help before the July 31 trade deadline.

In his age 36 season, Encarnacion currently leads the American League in home runs with 21. He has hit 20+ homers in each of his last eight seasons.

The first-place Yankees are five games ahead of the Red Sox in the AL East.

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Highlights from the Red Sox 7-2 over the Orioles

Highlights from the Red Sox 7-2 over the Orioles

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 7, Orioles 2

IN BRIEF: Chris Sale was sharp yet again for the Red Sox as they won their second straight against the Orioles. J.D. Martinez hit a home run again, extending his homer streak to three games. 

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 38-34

HIGHLIGHTS:

6th inning

Xander Bogaerts doubles down the left field line, Devers scores (1-0 BOS)

Brock Holt singles to right, Bogaerts scores (2-0 BOS)
Sandy Leon safe a first after error from Alberto, Holt scores (3-0 BOS)

Renato Nunez doubles to right, Alberto scores (3-1 BOS)
Jonathan Villar hits a SAC fly to right, Mancini scores (3-2 BOS)

7th inning

J.D. Martinez homers again (4-2 BOS)

9th inning

Xander Bogaerts SAC fly (5-2 BOS)
Holt RBI single (6-2 BOS)
Devers scores on throwing error (7-2 BOS)

UP NEXT:

@Orioles, Sunday, 1:05 p.m., NESN
@Twins, Monday, 8:10 p.m., NESN
@Twins, Tuesday, 8:10 p.m., NESN

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