Photo by Kelly O'Connor of

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After snapping their 10 game losing streak on Monday, the Red Sox looked to build off their first win in over 2 weeks. In the second game of a four game home-and-home series against the Atlanta Braves, Jon Lester toed the rubber for the Sox and was opposed by veteran righty Aaron Harang. The game see-sawed in the early stages, as both clubs tallied 2 runs over the first 4 innings, but after the Braves took the lead in the fifth inning, the Red Sox offense sprung to life. Highlighted by RBI hits from Jackie Bradley and David Ortiz, Boston pushed four runs across the plate and took a 6-3 lead in the seventh inning. With the lead in hand the Red Sox summoned Koji Uehara to lock down the save, which he did in typical Koji fashion.

  • With the Red Sox outfield continuing to struggle, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see the team begin to look at trade options. While the season is still relatively young, and most teams aren’t willing to make a deal yet, there are some names that Boston can remember when the time is ready. (Red Sox trade rumors: Potential outfield targets)
  • Tweet of the day: At least it wasn’t the dugout phone.