Red Sox

On ERod, Devers, Maddox and more

(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Five thoughts from the Red Sox’ 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay:

1) Despite the loss, there were good signs from Eduardo Rodriguez.

Rodriguez twice—once in the first and again in the fifth -- made sure that innings didn’t get away from him. In the first, he had runners at the corners, no out and a run in, but got two strikeouts and an infield popup to keep them stranded.