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The last Thursday before the All-Star break brings us an abbreviated schedule, but we’ve still go 10 games and there are some pretty cool matchups along the way. Let’s get to it. 

Thursday’s scores Athletics 6, Astros 4 (box score)
Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 1 (box score) Phillies 5, Orioles 4 (box score) Pirates 6, Brewers 3 (box score) Nationals 5, Mets 4 (box score) Yankees 7, Indians 4 (box score) Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 4 (box score) Twins 5, Rays 1 (box scoreAngels 11, Mariners 2 (box score) Dodgers 3, Padres 2 (box score)               
Sox win 10th in a row, Betts comes up big

The Red Sox on Thursday held off the Blue Jays for their 10th win in a row. The headline highlight from this one? It belongs to Mookie Betts, who came out on top of a 13-pitch battle with J.A. Happ. Along the way, Betts managed to layoff a slider and foul off a 95.6-mph fastball. Then, on that 13th pitch, he did this … 

Mercy. That’s the fourth grand slam of Betts’ career, and that one left the bat at 108.3 mph. Dig these nuggets from MLB.com’s Ian Browne … 

It was the first time a player has hit a grand slam in an at-bat of 13 pitches or more since Gary Scott did so for the Cubs on the 13th pitch against Philadelphia’s Kyle Abbott on April 20, 1992.

It is also the longest at-bat that ended in a home run by any Red Sox player since at least 1988.

That was also Betts’ 23rd homer of the season. As for his stellar work thus far in 2018, he’s truly walking with the Red Sox gods … 

Otherwise, David Price logged a quality start, and Craig Kimbrel notched his 29th save of the season. 

As for the Sox as a whole, the 2018

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