Red Sox On Verge Of Setting New Franchise Wins Record

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Mookie Betts and Brock Holt. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Rubber game tonight between the Red Sox and Blue Jays north of the border at 7:07 p.m.

Boston bested Toronto 4-3 last night to end its three-game skid, thanks in large part to two homers from Mookie Betts, including his franchise-record 14th career leadoff shot and the go-ahead two-run dinger in the seventh. He spoke with NESN about the opposite-field bomb.

"I was just trying to be aggressive," he said. "I didn't even know I could do that, so it's good to see one go over the wall on that side of the field. This team is great, we've done a great job and our pitchers have done even better."

Betts is tied for third in baseball with eight long-balls but, more notable, his team paces the majors with an 18-and-5 record, good for a four-game East-lead on both the Jays and suddenly surging Yankees.

Sox are a win away from setting a new club record for victories before May 1st, and Chris Sale will try to earn that W tonight. He has a 1.86 ERA through five starts, and a 0.96 ERA in seven lifetime appearances at the Rogers Centre.

The lefty will be opposed by Marco Estrada and his 5-32 mark. He may have to deal with Brock Holt, who's still rolling after a 3-for-4 night to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He's batting .455 during the run.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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