Recap - Rodriguez Pounded In Red Sox Loss

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Need to snap a losing streak? Just bring on the Red Sox.

Tampa Bay, losers of eleven straight games, ripped Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez for five runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 13-7 win.

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Rodriguez (pictured) didn't get out of the third inning, charged with nine runs on eleven hits and a walk in just 2.2 innings.

Meanwhile, the immortal Blake Snell earned his first major league win, holding the Red Sox to four runs over 5.1 innings.

Following the game, Boston sent Rodriguez back to AAA Pawtucket; it's too bad they couldn't send his playmate Clay Buchholz to keep him company.

The Red Sox "highlights" were few and far between. Bryce Brentz had three hits including a pair of doubles. Sandy Leon had two hits, one of them his first home run of the year.

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