The Red Sox get back on track and beat the Nationals

Tambassadorsin the final stretch of the regular season, the Red Sox used two great hits to continue fighting for a wild card berth to the playoffs.

Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec hit home runs in a row during a four-run attack in the sixth inning, and Boston beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Friday to stay in position to advance to the postseason.

Boston won for the second time in seven games and would maintain at least one draw in the dispute for the second wild-card run in the American League after starting the day with the same record as the Seattle Mariners.

The Red Sox were approached a Yankees game for the first ticket, after the New York team lost to Tampa Bay. Toronto stays one game behind Boston by defeating Baltimore, two days before the end of the regular season.

The Venezuelan Eduardo Rodríguez (12-8) pitched shutout until sixth episode and allowed five hits. Dominican Hansel Robles gave a base to his compatriot Juan Soto and another to Josh Bell with two outs in the ninth before retiring Keibert Ruiz for 13 saves.

Rogers (2-2), the losing pitcher, allowed four runs on seven hits.

For Boston, Puerto Ricans Christian Vázquez 4-1 and Enrique Hernández 3-0 and Rafael Devers 5-1.

For the Nationals, the Venezuelans Alcides Escobar 5-2 with one scored and one produced and Keibert Ruiz from 5-2; the Cuban Yadiel Hernández 1-0 and the Dominican Juan Soto 1-0.

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