Vazquez Homers Twice To Lift Red Sox Over Mets Thursday

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By MIKE FITZPATRICK
AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – Christian Vazquez hit two more homers and Martin Perez gave Boston’s patchwork rotation a much-needed lift Thursday night, leading the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets. Perez overcame four walks and some shaky defense behind him, allowing only two hits while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings for his first win with the Red Sox. The left-hander signed a $6.5 million, one-year contract as a free agent in December. Vazquez connected twice off Steven Matz, including a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch in the fourth that put Boston ahead 3-2 and left a frustrated Matz shaking his head.

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