Mookie Magic Show In Sox 9-3 Win [VIDEO]
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Drew Pomeranz is a 15 game winner and Mookie Betts showed why he is such a multi-talented player as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays last night 9-3.
The win, coupled with a Yankee loss in Texas gives Boston a 4.5 game lead in the AL East.
Pomeranz worked a solid six innings, giving up just two runs and just two hits. He walked two and struck out seven. Pomeranz is 15-5 with a 3.35 ERA.
Meanwhile, Mookie Betts hit a first inning three-run home run off the Pesky Pole in rightfield. He made a spectacular running catch in rightfield as well.
Every Sox starter had at least one hit except Xander Bogaerts.
With a record of 80-61, the Sox send Chris Sale to the mound today.
The Sox magic number to clinch the AL East is now 18 (Any combination of Sox wins and Yankee losses).