Bradley Jr. homers twice, Red Sox sweep Athletics 13-3
Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after his two run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Bradley had two home runs and six RBI's in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON (AP) Jackie Bradley Jr. had two home runs and six RBIs to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 13-3 win on Wednesday night.
Boston scored six runs in the first four innings and then had four more in the fifth to post its third straight game with at least 10 runs. Dustin Pedroia added a home run and the Red Sox finished with a season-high 17 hits.
For the series Bradley finished 8 for 14 with three homers and 13 RBIs. The Red Sox outscored the Athletics 40-15.
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Oakland has lost a season-high five straight.
Rick Porcello (6-1) got the win, and has now pitched six or more innings in 15 straight starts – extending the longest active streak in the majors.
Eric Surkamp (0-3) took the loss after giving up four runs in just 2 2-3 innings of work.