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First Place Red Sox Win 7th Straight!

The summer of the Red Sox and Yankees' American League East battle continues and so far the Red Sox are winning. They shutout Texas 5-0 for their 7th straight win and increased their lead.

The Yankees split a doubleheader with Baltimore, so the Sox gained a half game in the standings and lead the Pinstripes by 2 1/2 games in the AL East.

J.D. Martinez hammered a three run homer, his league leading 28th, and newly acquired Steve Pearce hit a two run shot in the first inning. On the mound, Eduardo Rodriguez won his 11th game of the season.

Pearce, Martinez power Red Sox to 5-0 victory: 7/9/18

Daily Recap: Steve Pearce and J.D. Martinez both went yard to produce all five runs, while Eduardo Rodriguez tossed 5 2/3 scoreless frames About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S.