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Red Sox rally past Rays for 8th straight win

The Boston Red Sox are off to the best nine-game start in franchise history.

All the close ones are going their way right now.

Andrew Benintendi hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's wild six-run eighth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.

The Red Sox lost shortstop Xander Bogaerts to a left ankle injury in the seventh, but moved to 8-1 with the sweep of their three-game set against the struggling Rays. They also improved to 5-0 in one-run games.

"We stole that one again," first-year manager Alex Cora said.

Bogaerts got hurt while sliding down into the Tampa Bay dugout. Cora said...

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