Boston Red Sox

After a career year in 2019, Eduardo Rodriguez had to step away from the game while dealing with COVID-19. As he makes his return, can he pick up where he left off?

PHILADELPHIA – The Red Sox opened up their series with the Phillies with a 2-1 win Saturday night in Philadelphia.

Eduardo Rodriguez continued the best year of his career with one of the best starts of his season, striking out 12 over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

Rodriguez faltered late, walking in the tying run in the seventh before being pulled from the game. Josh Taylor relieved Rodriguez and struck out Phil Gosselin to leave the bases loaded.

Christian Vazquez opened the scoring with a RBI double in the seventh. Andrew Benintendi put Boston ahead for good with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Brandon Workman pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 13th save.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola went seven innings and allowed one run in a no-decision.