Eduardo Rodriguez pitching on Independence Day. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Red Sox improved to 14-and-3 with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound with yesterday's 3-nothing win in the nation's capital. The lefty worked six scoreless innings and allowed three hits - nice bounce-back after giving up nine runs in 10 frames over his previous two outings.
Sox skipper Alex Cora said Rodriguez is learning on a daily basis from veteran starters Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, and David Price, especially with regard to how to make adjustments. Yesterday, it sure worked.
"A good mix, more change-ups, a few sliders, great fastball," he said. "He competed the whole time under tough conditions. That's what makes him good. That change-up is one of the best in the league. He can throw it to righties and lefties. He was really good tonight."
With Rodriguez and Porcello, Red Sox have the first pair of 10-game winners in baseball. Rodriguez matched a career-high first set as a rookie in 2015. Chris Sale will try for his ninth win tomorrow in Kansas City. Sox are off tonight before opening the three-game set.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports