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Holt Double Lifts Red Sox Past Mets 5-3

Holt Double Lifts Red Sox Past Mets 5-3

Any disappointment Jackie Bradley Jr. had about the replay review that turned his home run into a double disappeared soon after Brock Holt walked up to the plate.

The Red Sox pinch-hitter drove a tiebreaking double off the Green Monster on the first pitch after Bradley narrowly missed a homer, and Boston beat the visiting New York Mets 5-3 on Saturday. Rick Porcello earned his 10th straight interleague victory and helped the Red Sox lower their magic number to four.

“What's the old saying: Everything happens for a reason,” Bradley said. “We get an extra run out of it, (and) we won.”

Porcello (17-7) pitched five innings of two-hit ball as the Red Sox improved their...