Recap - Rodriguez Dominant in Red Sox Win

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Eduardo Rodriguez delivered his best outing of the season and Sandy Leon continued to stay hot as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 5-2 in the Bronx on Saturday afternoon.

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Rodriguez (pictured), making his first start since being recalled from AAA Pawtucket, went seven innings and held New York to just one run on four hits and two walks. He struck out one as he improved his record to 2-3.

Boston took an early 1-0 lead in the third on an RBI ground out by Xander Bogaerts that scored Bryce Brentz.

Brett Gardner tied the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the inning.

Leon pushed the Red Sox ahead 2-1 with a single to drive in Jackie Bradley Jr, and then extended the lead to 5-1 with a three-run blast in the sixth.

Matt Barnes gave up a solo home run to Chase Headley in the eighth. Koji Uehara picked up his sixth save with a clean ninth inning.

JBJ led Boston with three hits; Mookie Betts and Leon each had a pair.

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