The Boston Red Sox fell to the Washington Nationals 5-1 at Fenway Park, Friday night, May 10th. The loss was their 6th in their last 7 games and dropped the Red Sox to .500 for the 1st time since March 31st when they were 2-2.

The Red Sox have scored 2 runs or fewer in 6 of their last 7 games, batting just .217. On Friday night, they outhit Washington 9-8, but were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base.

Tanner Houck started on the mound for the Red Sox, and went 7.0 innings, allowing 6 hits and  runs. He struck out 4 and walked 1.

Garrett Copper hit a RBI double in the 4th inning, his 1st RBI as a member of the Red Sox.

Connor Wong was 2-4. Ceddanne Rafaela was 1-3 extending his hitting streak to a career-long 8 games. He has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games.

Boston and Washington will play game 2 of their 3-game series on Saturday afternoon, May 11th. The pregame starts at 3:10 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 4:10 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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