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Bradley's HR helps Porcello, Red Sox beat Braves, 1-0

Bradley's HR helps Porcello, Red Sox beat Braves, 1-0

ATLANTA — Rick Porcello combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first homer and the Red Sox shut out Atlanta 1-0 on Monday night, handing the punchless Braves their sixth loss in a row.

Porcello (4-0) won his fourth straight start, allowing only four hits with two walks. Porcello gave up a double to Jeff Francoeur with one out in the seventh and left the game after walking Freddie Freeman. Robbie Ross Jr. stranded runners on first and third by striking out pinch-hitter Erick Aybar to end the inning.

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, returning to his former Atlanta home where he was an All-Star with the Braves, struck out Freeman to cap a...

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