Red Sox connect four, win again

(NEWS CENTER)-- The Red Sox took advantage of Atlanta's defensive miscues on route to their fourth straight victory in 4-3 thriller completing the sweep.

The Braves got on the Sox early as Jason Heyward belted a solo shot in the third inning and Evan Gattis tallied a run in the fourth. Brock Holt was able to get the Sox on the board with an RBI double to make it 2-1.

Late in the game, Freddie Freeman extended Atlanta's lead with an RBI double of his own to make it 3-1. The Sox rallied in the eighth with a pair of runs to tie the game at three as Xander Bogaerts and AJ Pierzynski each collected RBI's.

Then in the bottom of the ninth with two runners on, Xander Bogaerts hit a liner to third basemen Chris Johnson. Johnson was able to knock it down, but the throw to second was off as it went past the second basemen and Jackie Bradley Jr. managed to score giving the Sox the victory.

Atlanta committed three errors in the game, all three late in the game. Jake Peavy tossed eight innings for the Red Sox, giving up three runs and striking out four, he also balked in the fourth inning. Koji Uehara picked up the victory and Craig Kimbrel got the loss. The Red Sox return to action tomorrow as they host last place Rays over the weekend.


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