J.D. Martinez put his personal stamp on Friday night's game in a hurry with the first of his two home runs in the top of the first inning as the Red Sox pounded the Padres 11-0 in San Diego.
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Martinez (pictured) finished the night with a three-for-four performance and seven RBI's.
Rafael Devers also checked in with three hits including his 48th two-bagger of the season.
Wins aren't necessarily a good barometer for pitchers these days, but it would be a mistake to fail to note that Eduardo Rodriguez notched his 15th of the season with seven very impressive innings. He shut out the Padres on five hits and a walk while striking out six as his ERA dropped to 3.92.
ERod may not technically be the ace of the staff, and he has benefited from the offense scoring nearly nine runs a game in his starts, but with Chris Sale done for the season and David Price still on the injured list, it's important to note that he is the only Red Sox starter with a sub-four ERA. In his last nine starts, his ERA is just 2.64 and he has pitched into the seventh inning in nine of his last 14 starts.
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