BOSTON - A big night from Mookie Betts and a shutdown performance by Eduardo Rodriguez led the Red Sox to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Betts went 4-for-5 with two home runs and drove in five of Boston's six runs.
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Meanwhile, Rodriguez turned in one of his best outings of 2019, holding a powerful Twins lineup scoreless over seven innings of work. He struck out eight, walked four, and surrendered five hits.
With the win, Rodriguez lowered his ERA to 3.81 and improved to 17-5, tied for the most wins in baseball. The last Red Sox left-hander to win 20 games in a season was Mel Parnell in 1953.
Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 6.23 ERA) will take the ball against Martin Perez (9-6, 4.89 ERA) in Thursday's series finale.