Betts' 3 HRs carries Porcello, Red Sox to another Fenway win

The Red Sox came into the game with the Diamondbacks and had Clay Buchholz on the mound in a spot start. On his final pitch, right fielder Mookie Betts hauled in a near homer by Jake Lamb.Reliever Fernando Abad gave up a run in the ninth.Corbin (4-12) lasted 1 2/3 innings and has gone 0-6 with three no-decisions in his last nine starts.A freakish first inning saw the Red Sox take a 4-2 lead.Arizona's Jean Segura opened with a gift triple when Jackie Bradley Jr. tripped and fell in the outfield on the first pitch. In his 5.2 innings of work, he's given up 10 earned runs.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Adam Loewen (58) winds up for a pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Boston.

Betts' two-run homer in the first cleared the Green Monster and made it 2-0.

Porcello rolled through the D'Backs 1-2-3 in the second, setting up the huge inning.

Pedroia did more damage with his second single and an RBI to make it 4-0.

Buchholz last pitched against the Yankees on Wednesday, coming on in the sixth inning with two batters on base and inducing a double play to get out of the inning.

He is 2-4 with a 2.83 ERa against the Red Sox lifetime, but current Red Sox David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia are 2-for-13 and 2-for 12 against him, respectively. This was all for Greinke.

Arizona had moved ahead by scoring twice in the fourth and once in the fifth. Jake Lamb tied the game with a groundout and Rickie Weeks made it 2-1 with an RBI single.

Adam Loewen started the inning and Leon walked followed by a Benintendi single.

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His second a three-run shot into the first row of Monster seats keyed a seven-run second. Hanley Ramirez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double before being lifted for a pinch-runner. Benintendi doubled home the tying run.

Mookie's three homers in all their glory.

With Sunday's win, Boston secured its first three-game sweep against an opponent since July 8 - 10 against Tampa Bay.

Boston didn't score again, but Porcello rolled through seven innings, as he didn't let the huge lead mess up his focus. He tries to become the first Red Sox pitcher to begin a season 12-0 at home since Dave Ferriss started 1946 at 13-0. The other? Ted Williams in 1957. In interleague play he is 1-1 in two starts with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.371 WHIP.

- Pedroia now has two five hit contests this year.

Pedroia had his fifth career five-hit game, most in club history.

- Boston scored a season-high 16 runs today.

It was the second-most runs Greinke has allowed in his career. For the first time in a long while, Han-Ram's grit with the glove is as inspiring as his bashing bat.

Rodriguez lined out, popped out and struck out before his tapper in front of the plate in the eighth allowed Brett Gardner to score from third and put NY up 4-2. Drew Pomeranz will take on Josh Tomlin in the make-up game from the first series of the year.

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