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Instinctive Betts play crucial to 5th-straight win

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The record will show that the Red Sox won their fifth-straight game Saturday night, 4-1 over the White Sox, on the strength of another sterling start from Drew Pomeranz, and a pair of early two-run bombs by Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr.

And they absolutely deserve most of the credit, especially Pomeranz, who won his fifth-straight decision and tied his single-season career high by posting his 11th victory over the season.

But a play in the seventh inning by Mookie Betts was also crucial, and at least made things a lot more comfortable for the Red Sox and their bullpen down the stretch.