The Boston Red Sox salvaged a split of their four-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, earning a 9-3 win on the strength of another quality start from Eduardo Rodriguez.
“E-Rod” moved to 9-1 on the season in the win, striking out nine in six innings. He allowed two runs on six hits and one walk, lowering his season ERA to 3.59.
Rodriguez is 6-1 with a 2.38 ERA in his last eight starts, notching 51 strikeouts in 45.1 innings.
Buoyed by a five-run third inning, the Red Sox’ bats came alive after getting shut out on Saturday. Mitch Moreland slapped a two-run single to center field, and Rafael Devers followed that up with a three-run home run, his 11th of the season. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts also went deep when they hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning.
Up Next: The Red Sox get a day off on Monday before they kick off a three-game set in Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Twins. Chris Sale (6-4, 2.75 ERA) will take on Jose Berrios (7-5, 3.51 ERA) in Tuesday’s season opener.
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