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Break Up The Red Sox! Boston Roll Keeps Going and Going

Break Up The Red Sox! Boston Roll Keeps Going and Going

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even with slugger J.D. Martinez getting a rare day off, the Boston Red Sox had more than enough power in their lineup to keep the best start in franchise history going.

Mitch Moreland hit a grand slam, Jackie Bradley Jr. added a three-run homer and the streaking Red Sox won their eighth in a row, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Friday night.

Boston extended the best start in the franchise's 118-year history, improving to a major league-leading 17-2. The Red Sox have won 17 of 18 since losing to Tampa Bay on opening day.

“They're doing something special, let's be honest,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “There's a lot of people watching the...

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