Recap - ERod Notches Rotation's 1st W

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Baltimore Orioles couldn't possibly have picked a better time to show up.

Photo courtesy of USA Today
The Red Sox received a very strong outing from Eduardo Rodriguez and a multi-hit game from Andrew Benintendi - including his first home run of the year - in beating the O's 6-4 Friday night at Fenway.

It was the first win for a Boston starter in 2019 and the team's first two-game winning streak.

ERod (pictured) was perfect through the first 4.2 innings, and only allowed three hits in his 6.2 innings of work. He struck out eight and didn't walk a batter before giving way to the bullpen.

Benintendi put the Red Sox up 1-0 in the bottom of the third inning. Boston added two more in the fourth on an RBI double by Xander Bogaerts and a single by Eduardo Nunez that scored another.

The Red Sox added another run in the seventh on a wild pitch and scored twice in the eighth - an RBI single by Nunez and a sacrifice fly by Jackie Bradley Jr.

JBJ also made another one of his Gold Glove-caliber catches in the top of the eighth inning to rob the Orioles of an extra base hit that would have put the tying run in scoring position.

Rick Porcello will take the mound Saturday afternoon as the Red Sox look to extend their win streak to three games.

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