Saturday, September 23, 2017

E-Rod The Magnificent Drops Sox Magic Number To Five

Eduardo Rodriguez made a statement today: "Put me in the postseason rotation!". The lefty went 7.2 innings, giving up no runs and just three hits. He struck out six in the 5-0 Boston win that reduced the team's Magic Number to five to clinch the AL East. The big offensive blow for Boston—in their fifth straight win—was a three-run HR by Mitch Moreland. Other RBIs came from Brock Holt and hometown boy Andrew Benintendi. Carson Smith and Joe Kelly closed things out, as Boston has now won 13 of their last 16 contests at the most crucial time of the year. Doug Fister will try to go for the sweep in Queen City on Sunday. (Getty Images)