Red Sox

Final: Red Sox 6, Orioles 4 – Red Sox get a quality start and a second straight win

The Red Sox finally got themselves another quality start from their rotation, and a win, too, with a standout performance from Eduardo Rodriguez. Rodriguez pitched 6.2 innings and allowed just three hits as the Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-4

It marked the first time this year that a Red Sox starter had pitched into the seventh. Rodriguez retired the first 14 hitters he faced before allowing Hanser Alberto's two-out single in the fifth.

The Sox, meanwhile, got a solo homer from Andrew Benintendi in the third, run-scoring hits from Xander Bogaerts (double) and Eduardo Nunez (single) in the fourth and another run in the seventh on a wild pitch. The Sox closed out the scoring in the eighth when J.D. Martinez doubled, took third on an infield hit and scored on another.

The Orioles finally broke through in the seventh when a one-out double by Trey Mancini and a two-run homer from Dwight Smith Jr.

WHO: Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
WHEN: 7:10 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
SERIES TO DATE: This is the first meeting of the year between the teams.
STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (0-2, 12.38) vs. RHP David Hess (1-1, 2.70)
TV/RADIO: NESN/WEEI 93.7 FM