Smilin’ Sox Beat Yanks 5-1 [VIDEO]
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Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in the first three runs and Sandy Leon knocked in the last two as the Red Sox beat the Yankees Sunday afternoon 5-1.
The win means the Sox take the series with two out of three wins and moves the Sox five games ahead of the Yanks in the AL East with 39 games to play.
Bradley had a two-run triple of Sonny Gray in the 2nd inning and then added a RBI single in the 6th inning. Leon added insurance with a two-run hit in the 8th.
Rick Porcello pitched the first six innings giving up just the one run, three hits and three walks. He has now won four in a row.
Brandon Workman, Addison Reed and Craig Kimbrel combined to pitch three scoreless innings.
The 71-52 Sox head to Cleveland for a four game series.