Sunday, May 26, 2019

ERod And Bullpen Are Good Again, Devers Homers, Sox Top Astros, 4-1

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Eduardo Rodriguez, after a solid start to his 2019 season, had faltered in his last two starts. On Sunday, he seemed to regain his footing—going six solid innings in Boston's eventual 4-1 win over the Houston Astros. The lefty allowed just one earned run on only four hits, while striking out five. After tying the game at one on two infield hits and a sacrifice fly, Boston took the lead for good on Rafel Devers' seventh homerun of the year (off Justin Verlander)—yet another solo shot for the Red Sox. Eduardo Nunez went 2 for 4—knocking in a run and scoring one as well. The win—coupled with an extra-inning loss by The Bronx Embalmers—put the Red Sox 6.5 games out of first place in the American League East, with a record of 28-25. Taking the long view, if they can get to 30 wins through May—and continue to average 15 wins a month—they will reach 90 victories at the end of the year.