Boston Red Sox

Jul 7, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) hits a two run home run during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT – The Red Sox closed out an uneven unofficial first half of the 2019 season with a series sweep of the Detroit Tigers Sunday afternoon, picking up a 6-3 victory.

The Sox improved to 49-41 on the year and now enter the All-Star break with a four-game winning streak.

Xander Bogaerts, one of three Red Sox players heading to Cleveland for the midsummer classic, had another impactful day, driving in two runs as part for a 1-for-4 afternoon.

Christian Vazquez, perhaps the biggest surprise so far this season, hit a two-run homer in the win. Vazquez enters the break with 14 home runs on the season and is batting .299.

David Price (7-2) went five innings and was charged with one run on four hits.

Josh Taylor threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, but Ryan Brasier struggled again, giving up two runs in the eighth inning.

The Red Sox will return from the break on Friday when they open up a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park.