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Red Sox Win Fourth Straight, Bradley Jr. Extends Hit Streak to 29 Games

The Boston Red Sox have won four straight games and sit at 29-17 on the season. Boston is in first place in the American League East by two games over the Baltimore Orioles.

The Red Sox offense continues to hit the ball hard and defeated the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night 10-3. Boston has now won 13 of its past 15 games.

Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 29 games with a single in the fourth, but back to Bradley Jr. in a minute.

The celebration over another win and Bradley Jr. extending his hitting streak were somewhat muted when Dustin Pedroia the team’s star second baseman was replaced due to an injury along with Ryan Hanigan the starting catcher.

Pedroia was taken out for a pinch runner during the fifth after feeling tightness in his hamstring. Hanigan left the game because of illness.

Then Xander Bogaerts the starting shortstop cut his right hand when he tagged a runner out in the eighth inning. He was replaced by a pinch hitter during the eighth.

If the three players prove to be fine on Thursday, the attention can return to the ongoing hitting streak of Bradley Jr.

With his hit on Wednesday, Bradley Jr. tied Johnny Damon for the fourth longest hitting streak in Red Sox history. He is just five shy of the franchise record of 34 held by Dom DiMaggio.

The hit by Bradley Jr. in the fourth broke a deadlock with former Boston great Wade Boggs. The former third baseman for Boston had a hitting streak of 28 straight games in 1985 and was on hand for Wednesday’s game as the organization celebrated the AL Championship team of 1986.

On Thursday, Boggs’ number will be retired, when Bradley attempts to reach 30 straight games with a hit.

Bogaerts, even though he hurt his hand, extended his own hitting streak to 18 games on a home run to start the fourth.

The majority of games for the Red Sox of late, during this part of the schedule that includes a number of home games, have looked very similar to Wednesday’s game.

Bradley and Bogaerts get hits, the offense rolls up a number of runs and the defense makes a few impressive plays in the field.

The pitching has been strong enough to keep their opponents in check.

The only thing different on Wednesday was the injuries to three players, but Red Sox team officials hope all three would be back in the lineup on Thursday, as Bradley goes for 30 straight.

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