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Red Sox 6, Braves 3

ATLANTA — Jackie Bradley hit a two-run single during Boston's four-run rally in the seventh inning, and the Red Sox beat the Braves 6-3 on Tuesday night in a second straight comeback following their longest losing streak in 20 years.

Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Grady Sizemore had two, including the go-ahead single in the seventh. Left-hander Jon Lester snapped a personal two-game losing streak with six solid innings.

The Red Sox snapped a 10-game skid Monday by overcoming a five-run deficit.

Braves starter Aaron Harang left with a 3-2 lead after the sixth. The Red Sox then rallied by stringing together a series of bloops.

After Xander Bogaerts' one-out single off Anthony Varvaro, Pedroia dropped a single to right in front of Jason Heyward. Lefty Luis Avilan came in to face David Ortiz, whose bloop nestled next to the foul line in left and drove in Bogaerts. Jonny Gomes followed with a flare into right.

With the bases loaded, Sizemore broke his bat on a comebacker. The pinwheeling barrel prevented Avilan from fielding the ball cleanly, and Pedroia scored the go-ahead run.

Red Sox 6

Braves 3

Red Sox 6, Braves 3 05/27/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:12pm]
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