Braves Extend Boston’s Losing Streak to Seven Games
BOSTON (AP) – Williams Perez pitched six shutout innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night, sending Boston to its seventh straight loss.
Just two days after picking up his first career save in an emergency relief appearance, Perez (3-0) allowed five hits and two walks, striking out two. He has made six major league starts and allowed one run or none in five of them.
Jason Grilli pitched the ninth for his 17th save. He gave up a long flyout to David Ortiz before Pablo Sandoval hit his second double of the game with two outs. Mike Napoli reached on an error, and Mookie Betts singled in a run – his third hit of the game – to make it 4-2.
But pinch-hitter Alejandro De Aza grounded weakly back to the mound to end it.
Rick Porcello (4-7) allowed four runs in 6 1-3 innings for Boston.
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