Thursday, June 20, 2019

Red Sox Take Series From Twinkies, ERod Goes Seven In 9-4 Boston Win

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Eduardo Rodriguez knew what he had to do on Wednesday night—go deep in the game to save the tattered bullpen. In the previous night's 17-inning loss, the relievers were stretched to the limit and could not be used extensively. So, ERod delivered seven pretty good (but not great) innings, while his offense provided 9 runs on 12 hits in the eventual 9-4 win. The offense was keyed by: Brock Holt (1-3, 3 RBIs); Michael Chavis (2-5, 2 RBIs)—with Mookie BettsJ.D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts each chipping in with an one RBI apiece. The win keeps the Red Sox 6.5 games behind The Evil Ones in the AL East—and now just three games behind the second place Rays. Boston has Thursday off and begins a weekend series Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays.