It took 39 games, but the Red Sox finally got over the .500 mark Friday night, bashing out 15 hits in a 14-1 pasting of the Seattle Mariners.
The Sox got home runs from Mitch Moreland, Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi as they won their third game in a row, sixth in the last seven games and ninth in their last 11.
Moreland and Devers each had four RBI.
Eduardo Rodriguez improved to 4-2 with seven shutout innings. He allowed just five hits and walked only one.
WHO: Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners WHEN: 7:10 p.m. WHERE: Fenway Park SEASON SERIES TO DATE: Seattle 3-1. STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (3-2, 5.40) vs. RHP Erik Swanson (1-3, 4.94) TV/RADIO: NESN/WEEI 93.7 FM
9:17 Walk by Rodriguez to Jay Bruce leading off the seventh ends a streak of 18 straight innings without a walk by the Red Sox pitching staff.
8:53 Red Sox pitchers have not allowed a walk over the last 18 innings.
8:35 Moreland's slugging percentage is otherworldly. Of his 25 hits this year, 17 have been for extra bases.
8:13 First homer at Fenway this season for Devers.
7:57 Erik Swanson throws it exactly where he shouldn't -- bottom of the zone and a little in to Mitch Moreland, who crushes it into the bleachers behind the home bullpen.
7:54 Mookie Betts, on an 0-2 pitch, bounces a single up the middle, scoring Bradley.
7:48 Leadoff double for Jackie Bradley Jr. That's just his third hit this month and first extra-base hit since April 28
7:28: Six up and six down for Rodriguez, who needs just 21 pitches through the first two innings.