Hours after the Boston Red Sox placed Chris Sale on the Injured List with left elbow inflammation, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 7.1 shut-out innings allowing just 4 hits as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-0. The win on Saturday night was Boston's 4th straight. It was their 7th shut-out of 2019

Rodriguez finished with 4 strikeouts and earned his career high 14th win. The 7.1 innings he pitched was a season high and the most since September 23, 2017 when he went 7.2 innings against Cincinnati.

Matt Barnes pitched the rest of the 8th inning and Brandon Workman closed out the 9th inning.

Brock Holt put Boston on the board in the 5th inning with a solo homer. He's now batting .318 in the season.

Mookie Betts was 2-3 with 2 doubles. He leads Major League Baseball with 113 runs, scoring another run Saturday night. He has 60 extra base hits, and it's the 5th consecutive year with 60 or more extra base hits. Mike Trout is the only baseball player with 60 plus extra base hits in the last 5 years.

Rafael Devers was 1-4, extending his hitting streak to 7 games. His 2-run homer into the Monster Seats was the 26th of the season.

The Red Sox are 6.5 games out of the 2nd and final wild card spot. They will play the Baltimore Orioles Sunday afternoon in the final game of the 3 game series. Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox. The pregame starts at 12:10 and 1st pitch at 1:10. Hear this 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.


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