Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez to go on DL

  • Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez to go on DL

Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez to go on DL

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and Christian Vazquez had two RBIs for the Red Sox, who lost for only the third time in 11 games. "He said (the hamstring) grabbed on him a little bit, so we're going to err on the side of caution". Not only did the right-hander allow just four hits in six scoreless innings but he also provided the only two Cardinals runs with a homer.

Orioles: Following a day off Monday, the Orioles and Kevin Gausman (3-4, 5.92) open a two-game interleague series against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates.

Benintendi tied the score 3-3 with a solo shot to lead off the third.

Baltimore never relinquished the lead.

Asked how Benintendi reacted to the slump, Farrell said, "The same guy that came up previous year and had success and even swung the bat well in the postseason".

"It's a matter of time; he's not going to strike everybody out", Farrell said. "That kind of set the tone". He made his first start of the season May 29 against the White Sox, lasting five innings and giving up three runs on two hits.

Baltimore has won the first two games of this series, picking up a 7-5 win on Thursday and a 3-2 victory on Friday.

The Boston Red Sox tangle with the Baltimore Orioles in Saturday MLB baseball action.

"Give credit to Asher", manager John Farrell said.

- Sale survived a shaky first inning to turn in another quality start.

"We've got to win these games to play in the postseason", Baltimore starter Wade Miley said. Two batters later, Jonathan Schoop provided a 3-2 lead with an RBI double to left. Bogaerts hit a run-producing grounder and scored on a double by Ramirez.

The slick-fielding South African singled in his first plate appearance last month, but batted.222 without a homer in 28 games prior to the demotion. The Orioles had their three-game winning streak halted Saturday but will look to capture the series behind the struggling Chris Tillman, who is 10-3 lifetime against the Red Sox. Joseph was tagged out on the play.

Tillman is averaging 4.6 walks per nine innings.

Orioles: LHP Zach Britton (forearm strain) has increased the distance and number of throws he's making daily in Florida.

- The Red Sox loaded the bases with one out in the first inning against Tillman. The under is 11-3-2 in the last 16 meetings and Boston are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Baltimore.

Meanwhile, the offense didn't put up a big number against Dylan Bundy but they still had a somewhat successful day against the best starter in Baltimore's rotation.