Vazquez Helps Red Sox Past DeGrom & Mets
By MIKE FITZPATRICK
AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – Christian Vazquez hit an early RBI double, producing the only run required for the Boston Red Sox to beat Jacob deGrom and the punchless New York Mets 1-0. Nick Pivetta and three relievers combined on a two-hitter as the surprising AL East leaders swept a two-game interleague series at Citi Field. Xander Bogaerts doubled to open the second inning and one out later, Vazquez drove an 0-2 fastball clocked at 100 mph to right-center. After that, deGrom held Boston off the scoreboard, but the Mets couldn’t muster anything at the plate in their latest offensive flop with the two-time Cy Young Award winner on the mound. The right-hander struck out nine in six innings of three-hit ball.