Brock Holt's pinch double lifts Red Sox over Mets 5-3

BOSTON (AP) Any disappointment Jackie Bradley Jr. had about the replay review that turned his home run into a double disappeared soon after Brock Holt walked up to the plate.

The Red Sox pinch-hitter drove a tiebreaking double off the Green Monster on the first pitch after Bradley narrowly missed a homer, and Boston beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Saturday. Rick Porcello earned his 10th straight interleague victory and helped the Red Sox lower their magic number to four.

''What's the old saying: Everything happens for a reason,'' Bradley said. ''We get an extra run out of it, (and) we won.''

Porcello (17-7) pitched five innings of two-hit ball as the Red Sox improved their major league-best record to 102-47. Combined with the Yankees 8-7 loss to Toronto, Boston expanded its lead in the division to 10 1/2 and could clinch, regardless of what happens Sunday, by winning two out of three at Yankee Stadium this week.

Steve Pearce had three hits for Boston, and Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 41st save.

The Mets, who had won four straight, took a 3-1 lead on Brandon Nimmo's three-run homer in the fourth. With two on in the fifth, Bradley lined a ball that bounced off the top edge of the wall and up, back toward the field. Although the umpires signaled for him to circle the bases, Bradley was sent back to second base when replays showed it didn't completely clear the red line that signifies a homer.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway argued that the runner from first should go back to third, but the umpires ruled that he would have scored if they hadn't signaled the homer.

''I was a little surprised they let one guy score,'' Callaway said. ''But once they set the runners after replay you can't really challenge that.''

Paul Sewald (0-6) intentionally walked Rafael Devers, Drew Smith replaced Sewald, Holt hit for Sandy Leon and, on the first pitch, lined one off the Monster in left-center to score both runners and make it 5-3.

Holt has five extra-base hits in 14 appearances as a pinch-hitter this season, including his second game-winning pinch-hit homer of the season Tuesday.

''He's our secret weapon,'' Porcello said. ''He's made a huge impact coming off the bench.''

Porcello allowed three runs, walking one and striking out five. The Red Sox have won each of his last 14 interleague starts - the longest streak since regular season interleague play began in 1997; Johan Santana started 12 straight interleague wins from 2002-05.

Sewald got two outs, allowing four runs on three hits and an intentional walk. He also struck out one.

Boston's 102 wins is third-most in franchise history, passing the 1915 World Series championship team. The Red Sox need to win four of their last 13 games to surpass the franchise record of 105 set by the 1912 champs.

ENEMY TERRITORY

A large contingent of Mets fans, many wearing the same blue and orange shirt, took over the right-field corner at Fenway Park and at times outshouted the home crowd. Both sides took part in a spirited ''Yankees Suck!'' chant in the eighth inning.

WRIGHT'S STUFF

With Mets third baseman David Wright announcing this week that he would retire at the end of the season, the Red Sox gave him a No. 5 from the Fenway Park scoreboard. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, a teammate of Wright's from the 2009 World Baseball Classic, presented it to him after batting practice.

''Pedroia sent me a text that he'd like to get together kind of privately. It was really cool, a really cool gesture,'' Wright said. ''It's usually a lot more trash talk, but this is the first time that he actually hasn't been mean to me. So it was kind of nice.''

FOR STARTERS

Mets spot starter Corey Oswalt, who has been in and out of the bullpen this year, allowed one unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out three. He was pulled with one on and two out in the third.

''I wanted to go as deep as I could for the team,'' he said. ''I knew I was kind of on a pitch count.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: RF Mookie Betts took a sinker off the midsection with Oswalt's third pitch of the game. He remained in the game.

UP NEXT

The teams finish the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday with a pair of Cy Young Award candidates. LHP Chris Sale (12-4) will face Mets righty Jacob deGrom (8-9). It's a rematch from their college days in 2010, when deGrom, a two-way player at Stetson, hit his only college home run off Sale, the ace at Florida Gulf Coast.

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  • W: R. Porcello (17-7)L: P. Sewald (0-6)S: C. Kimbrel (41)
  • HR: NYM - B. Nimmo (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Rosario SS40000010.257.297.392.688-0.5
J. McNeil 2B41100000.335.389.494.8834.0
M. Conforto LF40000011.237.341.431.772-0.5
J. Bruce DH40000031.221.300.373.673-1.5
T. Frazier 3B21000200.225.309.416.7253.0
B. Nimmo RF21131100.267.395.499.89410.0
D. Smith 1B30000023.208.243.415.658-1.0
K. Plawecki C30000002.227.337.391.7290.0
A. Jackson CF30000022.255.312.339.650-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF21000212.338.433.6211.0543.5
    A. Benintendi LF50200012.288.365.470.8351.5
    J. Martinez DH50000036.328.398.6281.026-1.5
    X. Bogaerts SS40110010.288.359.519.8783.5
    S. Pearce 1B41300002.298.385.532.9174.0
    I. Kinsler 2B31100102.251.310.397.7073.0
    J. Bradley CF41120014.231.310.400.7114.5
    R. Devers 3B31100110.237.294.416.7102.5
    S. Leon C20000011.182.240.287.527-0.5
    a- B. Holt PH10120000.262.349.374.7234.0
    C. Vazquez C10000001.212.255.296.5520.0
    • a-doubled for Leon in the 5th
    BATTING
    • HR - B. Nimmo (17)
    • RBI - B. Nimmo 3 (47)
    • 2-Out RBI - B. Nimmo 3 (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith, A. Jackson 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Bradley (30), B. Holt (16)
    • RBI - X. Bogaerts (94), J. Bradley 2 (57), B. Holt 2 (39)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley 2 (24), B. Holt 2 (17)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, A. Benintendi, J. Martinez 4 (4), J. Bradley 4 (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. McNeil (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - X. Bogaerts (8)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Rosario-McNeil-Smith; Frazier-McNeil-Smith)
    • E - D. Smith 2 (4)
    FIELDING
    • PB - C. Vazquez (9)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Oswalt2.23101306.311.373.5
    D. Zamora1.10001403.861.144.0
    P. Sewald (L, 0-6)0.23441106.151.48-12.5
    D. Smith1.11000001.931.242.0
    D. Gagnon1.23001006.481.56-1.0
    J. Rhame0.10000107.271.500.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Oswalt2.2
    D. Zamora1.1
    P. Sewald (L, 0-6)0.2
    D. Smith1.1
    D. Gagnon1.2
    J. Rhame0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Porcello (W, 17-7)5.02331514.301.1618.5
    B. Poyner (H, 5)1.00000102.081.043.5
    S. Wright (H, 2)1.00002102.931.301.5
    R. Brasier (H, 9)1.00000101.530.823.5
    C. Kimbrel (S, 41)1.00000102.290.9810.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Porcello (W, 17-7)5.0
    B. Poyner (H, 5)1.0
    S. Wright (H, 2)1.0
    R. Brasier (H, 9)1.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 41)1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - P. Sewald (2)
    • HBP - C. Oswalt (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Oswalt 61-38, D. Zamora 29-16, P. Sewald 23-14, D. Smith 12-7, D. Gagnon 27-15, J. Rhame 5-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Oswalt 2-5, D. Gagnon 2-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Oswalt 15, D. Zamora 5, P. Sewald 6, D. Smith 5, D. Gagnon 7, J. Rhame
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Porcello (16)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 88-62, B. Poyner 12-7, S. Wright 30-18, R. Brasier 9-8, C. Kimbrel 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 3-7, B. Poyner 1-1, C. Kimbrel 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 19, B. Poyner 3, S. Wright 5, R. Brasier 3, C. Kimbrel 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Rosario SS40000010.257.297.392.688-0.5
    J. McNeil 2B41100000.335.389.494.8834.0
    M. Conforto LF40000011.237.341.431.772-0.5
    J. Bruce DH40000031.221.300.373.673-1.5
    T. Frazier 3B21000200.225.309.416.7253.0
    B. Nimmo RF21131100.267.395.499.89410.0
    D. Smith 1B30000023.208.243.415.658-1.0
    K. Plawecki C30000002.227.337.391.7290.0
    A. Jackson CF30000022.255.312.339.650-1.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF21000212.338.433.6211.0543.5
      A. Benintendi LF50200012.288.365.470.8351.5
      J. Martinez DH50000036.328.398.6281.026-1.5
      X. Bogaerts SS40110010.288.359.519.8783.5
      S. Pearce 1B41300002.298.385.532.9174.0
      I. Kinsler 2B31100102.251.310.397.7073.0
      J. Bradley CF41120014.231.310.400.7114.5
      R. Devers 3B31100110.237.294.416.7102.5
      S. Leon C20000011.182.240.287.527-0.5
      a- B. Holt PH10120000.262.349.374.7234.0
      C. Vazquez C10000001.212.255.296.5520.0
      Total34510504920-----
      • a-doubled for Leon in the 5th
      BATTING
      • HR - B. Nimmo (17)
      • RBI - B. Nimmo 3 (47)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Nimmo 3 (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Smith, A. Jackson 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bradley (30), B. Holt (16)
      • RBI - X. Bogaerts (94), J. Bradley 2 (57), B. Holt 2 (39)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley 2 (24), B. Holt 2 (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, A. Benintendi, J. Martinez 4 (4), J. Bradley 4 (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. McNeil (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - X. Bogaerts (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Rosario-McNeil-Smith; Frazier-McNeil-Smith)
      • E - D. Smith 2 (4)
      FIELDING
      • PB - C. Vazquez (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Oswalt2.23101306.311.373.5
      D. Zamora1.10001403.861.144.0
      P. Sewald (L, 0-6)0.23441106.151.48-12.5
      D. Smith1.11000001.931.242.0
      D. Gagnon1.23001006.481.56-1.0
      J. Rhame0.10000107.271.500.5
      Total8.01054490---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Oswalt2.2
      D. Zamora1.1
      P. Sewald (L, 0-6)0.2
      D. Smith1.1
      D. Gagnon1.2
      J. Rhame0.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (W, 17-7)5.02331514.301.1618.5
      B. Poyner (H, 5)1.00000102.081.043.5
      S. Wright (H, 2)1.00002102.931.301.5
      R. Brasier (H, 9)1.00000101.530.823.5
      C. Kimbrel (S, 41)1.00000102.290.9810.5
      Total9.0233391---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (W, 17-7)5.0
      B. Poyner (H, 5)1.0
      S. Wright (H, 2)1.0
      R. Brasier (H, 9)1.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 41)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - P. Sewald (2)
      • HBP - C. Oswalt (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Oswalt 61-38, D. Zamora 29-16, P. Sewald 23-14, D. Smith 12-7, D. Gagnon 27-15, J. Rhame 5-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Oswalt 2-5, D. Gagnon 2-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Oswalt 15, D. Zamora 5, P. Sewald 6, D. Smith 5, D. Gagnon 7, J. Rhame
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Porcello (16)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 88-62, B. Poyner 12-7, S. Wright 30-18, R. Brasier 9-8, C. Kimbrel 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 3-7, B. Poyner 1-1, C. Kimbrel 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 19, B. Poyner 3, S. Wright 5, R. Brasier 3, C. Kimbrel 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Holt doubled to deep center, Bradley and Devers scored35
        Bradley doubled to deep left, Pearce and Kinsler scored33
      • 4TH INNING
        Nimmo homered to right, McNeil and Frazier scored31
      • 1ST INNING
        Bogaerts singled to center, Betts scored, Benintendi to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Craig Kimbrel relieved Ryan Brasier
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Frazier lined out to center
        • B. Nimmo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Nimmo grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ryan Brasier relieved Steven Wright
        • A. Rosario: Rosario flied out to right
        • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, McNeil flied out to deep center
        • M. Conforto: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gagnon Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Devers singled to right
        • C. Vazquez: Pickoff attempt, Vazquez grounded out to second, Devers out at second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi singled to center, Betts to second
        • Jacob Rhame relieved Drew Gagnon
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Steven Wright relieved Bobby Poyner
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked
        • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked, Frazier to second
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Smith struck out on foul tip
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Plawecki flied out to center
        • A. Jackson: Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier to third, Nimmo to second on passed ball, Jackson popped out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Drew Gagnon relieved Drew Smith
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pearce singled to shallow right
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to second, Pearce out at second
        • J. Bradley: Bradley popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Bobby Poyner relieved Rick Porcello
        • Christian Vazquez catching
        • J. McNeil: McNeil popped out to third
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Conforto grounded out to second
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Smith Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi flied out to left
        • J. Martinez: Martinez popped out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts popped out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki grounded out to first
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Rosario flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Paul Sewald relieved Daniel Zamora
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts popped out to second
        • S. Pearce: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pearce singled to center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Kinsler singled to center, Pearce to second
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bradley doubled to deep left, Pearce and Kinsler scored
        • R. Devers: Devers intentionally walked
        • Drew Smith relieved Paul Sewald
        • Brock Holt hit for Sandy Leon
        • B. Holt: Holt doubled to deep center, Bradley and Devers scored
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Betts popped out to second
        • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, McNeil singled to right
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Conforto lined out to third
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, McNeil stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
        • B. Nimmo: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nimmo homered to right, McNeil and Frazier scored
        • D. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Zamora Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Leon struck out looking
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Plawecki flied out to center
        • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Jackson struck out looking
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rosario struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Oswalt Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
        • S. Pearce: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pearce singled to shallow left
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Kinsler fouled out to catcher
        • Daniel Zamora relieved Corey Oswalt
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bruce grounded out to first
        • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Frazier flied out to left
        • B. Nimmo: Ball, Nimmo hit by pitch
        • D. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Oswalt Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Devers safe at first on 1st baseman Smith fielding error
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Leon popped out to shortstop
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Betts struck out on foul tip
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi singled to right, Devers to third
        • J. Martinez: Martinez flied out to deep right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • A. Rosario: Rosario lined out to second
        • J. McNeil: Strike looking, McNeil grounded out to second
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Conforto lined out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Oswalt Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts hit by pitch
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to second, Betts to third on 1st baseman Smith throwing error
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Bogaerts singled to center, Betts scored, Benintendi to third
        • S. Pearce: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pearce popped out to second
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts stole second, Ball, Kinsler walked
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)