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BSJ Game Report: Red Sox 6, Orioles 4 – Good enough for the competition

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BALTIMORE -- All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Orioles, complete with BSJ analysis and insight

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ERod inefficient but victorious: On the one hand, Eduardo Rodriguez improved to 8-1 for the season and saw his ERA lowered -- however slightly -- to 3.64 for the season. But after a 12-inning game on Monday, the Sox could have used some length from their lefthander, and once again, he failed to deliver, hitting the wall at 109 pitches in just 5.2 innings. In 13 starts this season, he's gotten an out into the seventh just twice. "The next step for him is to go deeper into games and keep that pitch count down,'' said Alex Cora of his starter. "There were certain at-bats that he should have put them away (earlier than he did). He did his job; I'm not saying we're not pleased with the result. But we feel that there's more there. There's certain games where we need our starter to go deeper and today was one of them.'' Rodriguez is cognizant