BOSTON – The Red Sox picked up a 4-3 win over the Mets Sunday at Fenway Park, taking the weekend series with New York and improving to 103-47 on the season.
Andrew Benintendi’s eighth inning sacrifice fly proved to be the difference in the game after the Mets scored two runs in the sixth off Drew Pomeranz and one run in the seventh off Heath Hembree.
The Red Sox scored three runs off Cy Young contender Jacob deGrom. Brock Holt hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run third inning. Mookie Betts added a sacrifice fly in the frame.
deGrom went seven innings and extended his Major League record of allowing three runs or fewer to 27 straight starts. His ERA rose slightly to 1.82.
Chris Sale threw three innings as planned in his second start back from the disabled list. The lefty threw 42 pitches, 27 for strikes, allowed one hit, struck out one, and did not allow a run.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright recorded the first save of his career, tossing a scoreless ninth inning in place of Craig Kimbrel.
Betts left the game in the sixth with left side soreness after making a throw to home plate. Boston Manager Alex Cora said the injury is not considered serious and Betts could play on Tuesday.
The Red Sox open up a series with the Yankees on Tuesday. With New York’s loss to Toronto on Sunday, the Sox can clinch the American League East with a win.