• Ortiz, Red Sox edge Yankees - 08/31/2015 11:08 PM EDT
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    Ortiz, Red Sox edge Yankees

    BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Full Story
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    SPORTS
    Ortiz, Red Sox edge Yankees

    BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Full Story
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