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Red Sox become first team to 100 wins this season

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The Red Sox narrowly escaped with a 1-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night, earning their 100th win of the season. They’re the first team this season to hit the century mark.

Starter David Price tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. He improves to 15-6 with a 3.42 ERA on the year. Steven Wright allowed two base runners in the eighth but got through the frame with no damage. Craig Kimbrel worked around a walk with two strikeouts in the ninth for his 39th save of the season.

The Red Sox are on pace for 114 wins, which would destroy the club record of 105 wins, which was set in 1912. The Red Sox have only won 100-plus games in a season three times before, in 1915 and ’46 along with 1912 and this year.

The AL East title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs seems to be a foregone conclusion for the Red Sox at this point. The closest team to them record-wise is the 92-54 Astros. The Yankees are 10 games out of first place in the AL East.

Anthony Rizzo to wear walking boot for five to seven days

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo suffered what appeared to be an awful injury during Sunday’s game against the Pirates, twisting his ankle while attempting to field a bunt. An MRI revealed that he has a lateral sprain of his right ankle, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rizzo will wear a walking boot for five to seven days before being reevaluated.

Given that there are only two weeks left in the regular season, it seems doubtful Rizzo would be able to return to aid the Cubs’ NL Wild Card chase. The club entered Monday leading the second Wild Card by a game over the Brewers.

Rizzo, 30, is batting .289/.404/.516 with 26 home runs, 93 RBI, and 88 runs scored in 592 plate appearances on the year. Victor Caratini started at first base for Monday’s game against the Reds. The Cubs may also use Ian Happ, Willson Contreras, and Jonathan Lucroy at first base while Rizzo is out.