Recap - ERod returns at just the right time for Red Sox

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Eduardo Rodriguez's return to the starting rotation may have come at precisely the right time.

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Making his first appearance since suffereing an injury in mid-July, Rodriguez held the White Sox to just one run over 5.2 innings at the Red Sox beat Chicago 6-1 Saturday night.

ERod was dominant right from the start, striking out the side in the bottom of the first. He K'd 12 and didn't allow a hit until the bottom of the fifth inning. He improved his record to 12-3.

Boston plated two in the top of the fifth inning on solo home runs by Eduardo Nunez and Jackie Bradley Jr. They added three more in the seventh on a throwing error and RBI singles by Steve Pearce and J.D. Martinez.

Ian Kinsler's first Red Sox home run in the eighth finished the scoring.

Mookie Betts, Martinez and JBJ each had a pair of hits in the win. Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes and Joe Kelly combined for 3.1 scoreless innings with just two hits and six strikeouts.

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