Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

The Red Sox got back in the win column, picking up an 11-4 win over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday at Fenway Park.

W: Eduardo Rodriguez (2-2)

L: Tyson Ross (1-3)

Here are three takeaways from the win:

1. Rodriguez leads Sox to victory:

Eduardo Rodriguez tossed one of the best outings by a Red Sox starting pitcher this year, holding the Tigers to one run over six innings of work. The lefty struck out seven, walked three, and gave up two hits.

It represented back-to-back solid outings for Rodriguez, who pitched well against Tampa Bay last Friday.

2. Workman continues to pitch well:

Brandon Workman struck out the side in relief of Rodriguez in the seventh, continuing his strong start to 2019. Outside of last week’s three-run outing in Bronx, Workman has arguably been Alex Cora’s most reliable arm in the bullpen. 11 of his 12 appearances have been scoreless.

3. Sox bats deliver:

After being held quiet in Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep, the Sox offense came to life with a well-rounded effort Wednesday night. Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Michael Chavis all drove in runs, while Christian Vazquez, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rafael Devers each added two RBI.

The Sox burst the game open with a seven-run eighth inning. Tigers right-hander Drew VerHagen walked three runners in.

Up next:

The Sox and Tigers will wrap up their series Thursday night. Rick Porcell0 (0-3, 8.47 ERA) will take the ball against right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (0-3, 4.94 ERA).

You can hear Matt McCarthy on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s own Hardcore Baseball podcast and on various 98.5 The Sports Hub programs. Follow him on Twitter @MattMcCarthy985.