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Kimbrel fans four and Red Sox tie strikeout record (0:33)
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No love lost between Blue Jays, Rangers (0:59)
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Pomeranz delivers in win over Rangers (1:09)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 6, Rangers 2: Xander Bogaerts hit his first homer of the season and Drew Pomeranz tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to lift Boston to a three-game sweep at Fenway Park. Bogaerts, Mitch Moreland and Christian Vázquez finished with two hits apiece. The Red Sox have won four consecutive games, matching their high for the season.

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Chicago 2-1 Dallas: Fire stay hot (2:00)
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Pomeranz ties career high with 11 K's (0:21)
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Bogaerts hits first homer of the season (0:17)
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Norman disses Dez, OBJ, predicts fines, bans

Josh Norman belittled Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. in an interview with Bleacher Report and indicated his matchups vs. the receivers this season will result in "a lot of fines and maybe some suspensions."

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Red Sox use big seventh inning to top Rangers (0:45)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 9, Rangers 4: Record? The only record that matters to Chris Sale is the Red Sox's win-loss record, and after a seven-run seventh-inning rally Wednesday night, they won their third game in a row for first time since a four-game run April 15-18. Sale's run of consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts ended at eight, tying a record he already shared with Pedro Martinez. He fanned six batters, a season-low, and gave up four runs (three earned) in 7.1 innings.

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Pedroia knocks in a pair to extend lead (0:24)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale winds up settling for merely tying his own streak of eight consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts. Sale did it in 2015 with the White Sox, too. Pedro Martinez also did it, in 1999 with the Red Sox.

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Travis gets first big league hit (0:29)
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Napoli takes Sale deep (0:32)

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The home run hit by Texas 1B Mike Napoli on Wednesday night was his 17th against the Red Sox as a member of the Angels, Indians or Rangers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked after his last start about his double-digit strikeout streak, Chris Sale said he'd "rather be 8-0 with no punchouts." So, never mind that Sale has five Ks through five innings after getting Rougned Odor waving at a slider. Sale also gave up two runs in the frame, including a solo homer by Mike Napoli, and trails 3-1 against the Rangers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

One walk, one unearned run, no strikeouts in the fourth inning for Chris Sale, who nevertheless still hasn't allowed a hit. Red Sox and Rangers tied, 1-1, with Sale stuck on four strikeouts in as many innings.