Boston Embracing First-Place Red Sox

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Mookie Betts, Eduardo Nunez, and Jackie Bradley, Jr. celebrate Thursday night. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Alex Cora's Red Sox extended their Major League-leading winning streak to 10 with an exciting 6-4 finish against the Blue Jays last night. It's Boston's longest winning streak since taking 11 in a row in September of 2016.

"It seems like everything is clicking right now, offensively, defensively, pitching," Cora said. "The bullpen has been outstanding, the starters are going deep into games."

The club can match that mark tonight at 7:10 p.m. when the Sox and Jays play the second of their four-game set at Fenway.

Mookie Betts Tearing Cover Off Ball For Red Sox
Mookie Betts Tearing Cover Off Ball For Red Sox
Mookie Betts hit a grand slam on the 13th pitch of his fourth-inning at-bat against J.A. Happ last night, and it was a game-changer.

Rick Porcello's won three of his last four starts. He'll try for his team-best 12th win. The former Cy Young winner's already equaled his victory total from last season's, and he's posted a 3.29 ERA in a pair of meetings with Toronto this year.

Blue Jays will counter with rookie Ryan Borucki. The southpaw hasn't won any of his first three outings, but has a 2.25 ERA. He held the Yankees to one run over seven innings Sunday.

The Sox are 37 games over .500 for the first time since 1949, and Cora's thrilled to see fans embrace his guys.

"The city's starting to like this team," he said. "It's a likeable group. They play hard, they show up every day, and regardless of the results, they'll show up the next day."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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