The Boston Red Sox bats didn't cool off with the All-Star break, as they blasted 3 homers and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched a gem striking out 10. The result... A Red Sox 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers who had the best record in baseball. The Red Sox are now a season high 9 games over .500

Rodriguez pitched 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 run, striking out 10 while walking just 2. He's now 10-4 on the season. After a hour rain delay, Josh Taylor pitched the 8th inning and Hector Velazquez the 9th. Neither Taylor or Velazquez allowed a hit.

Rafael Devers, hit his 17th homer, a solo shot in the 1st inning. Christian Vazquez hit his 15th homer, a solo homer in the 2nd inning and Xander Bogaerts hit his 18th homer, a 3-run shot in the 7th inning.

Devers, and Vazquez each had 2 hits. Mookie Betts, Christian Vazquez and Brock Holt each had a double.

The Red Sox and Dodgers will play the 2nd game of the series Saturday night, July 13th. The pregame will begin at 6:15 and the 1st pitch at 7:15. Chris Sale is scheduled to pitch for Boston. Hear this game  and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle