"Friendly-Fenway" isn't proving to be the case in 2024 as the Red Sox lost to the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Friday night at Fenway Park. The Re Sox are 3-8 at home this season compare to being 11-5 on the road. Dating back to August 12, 2023, Boston is 8-23 in their last 31 home games.

Kutter Crawford started on the mound and allowed 10 hits and 4 runs in 6.0 innings. He struck out 4. It was his 1st start this season allowing more than 1 run allowed.

Joely Rodriguez came on in the 7th, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs, striking out 1. and walking a batter.

Zack Kelly pitched the 8th and 9th innings, allowing just a hit. He's retired 12 out of the 13 batters he has faced since being recalled on April 24th.

Tyler O'Neill his a solo home run in the 4th inning, his 8th of the season. He is tied for 2nd with the most homers in the American League and just trailing Mike Trout who has 10.

Rafael Evers was 1-4 and is 7-13 with a double, homer and 2 runs batted in, in the last 3 games, after missing the previous 5 games with left knee soreness.

Boston and Chicago will play game 2 of the 3-game series on Saturday afternoon. The pregame begins at 3:10 with the 1st pitch at 4:10 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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