The Boston Red Sox avoided a 3 game sweep by the Houston Astros, as they defeated the Astros 4-1 on Sunday, May 26th as Eduardo Rodriguez out-dueled Justin Verlander.

Rodriguez threw 6.0 innings, allowing 4 hits, and 1 run. He struck out 5 and walked 1. Brian Workman, Matt Barnes and Marcus Walden pitched the 7th, 8th and 9th innings respectively, not allowing a hit.Rodriguez improved to 5-3 and Walden picked up his 1st save.

At the plate Rafael Devers hit his 7th homer. and was 2-4. Eduardo Nunez was 2-4 with a double.

The Red Sox are now 28-25, 6.5 games behind the New York Yankees who lost 8-7 to the Kansas City Royals in 10 innings.

The Red Sox will open a 3 game series at home against the Cleveland Indians on Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day against the Cleveland Indians. The pregame starts at 3:00 with the first pitch at 4:05.  Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch for Boston. You can hear the game on on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle.