Recap - Red Sox offer impressive start to second half

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Dodgers came into Fenway Park Friday night with the best record in baseball. The Red Sox are still trying to convince everyone that they will be relevant in 2019.

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Eduardo Rodriguez turned in one of the best performances of his career and Xander Bogaerts drove in three runs as Boston won 8-1.

ERod (pictured) went seven innings for his 10th win of the year, allowing just one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out 10.

Rafael Devers went deep in the bottom of the first to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead, the first of his two hits in the game.

The Dodgers tied the game in the top of the second, but Christian Vazquez gave the lead back to Boston in the bottom of the frame with his 15th home run of the season.

The big inning for the Red Sox was the bottom of the seventh when they pushed five runs across. Brock Holt doubled in a run, Mookie Betts brought in another with a sacrifice fly, and J.D. Martinez finished things off with a three-run homer.

The Red Sox have won five in a row and six of their last 10 games.

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