The Boston Red Sox shutout the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Tuesday night at Fenway Park, as the Red Sox improved their record to 17-13.

The much-maligned pitching staff recorded their Major League-leading 6th shutout of the season. Boston's started have allowed no runs in 12 of their 30 games this season.

Boston scored 1st, with 1 run in the 1st inning. They are 16-6 this season when scoring 1st, compared to 1-7 when their opponent scores 1st!

Tuesday night, Cooper Criswell started on the mound for the Red Sox and retired 12 straight batters without allowing a hit through the 1st 4.0 innings. He finished the night, pitching 5.0 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 4. He's now 2-1 on the season.

Wilyer Abreu batting clean-up was just a home run short of the cycle, as he had a single, double and triple, walking once. He's had a RBI in 8 of his last 9 games, and reached base in 14 of his last 16 games.

Jarren Duran was 3-4 with singles in the 1st, 2nd and 4th innings.

Rob Refsnyder was 2-5 with a pair of runs batted in.

The only bad note for the Red Sox was Garrett Cooper, making his Red Sox debut, was hit by a pitch in the 5th inning, and left the game with a right-wrist contusion.

San Francisco Giants v Boston Red Sox
Photo by Jaiden Tripi/Getty Images

The game saw the return of  Carl Yastrzemski's grandson to Fenway Park, where he played right field last night for the Giants.

The Red Sox and Giants will play game 2 of the 3 game series Wednesday night. The pregame starts at 6:10 with the 1t pitch at 7:10 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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