Eduardo Rodriguez. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Red Sox haven't won 100 games since 1946, but they're well on their way. Sox lead the majors at 62-and-29. Boston capped a 7-and-2 road trip with its sixth straight win yesterday in Kansas City.
Manager Alex Cora was pleased, but said it's good to be back home tonight to face the Rangers.
"It was a great one," Cora said. "We played good defense, we pitched, we swung the bats well. Now we go home--it seems like we haven't been home the whole first half. We have a chance to finish the last week before the All-Star Game strong, and we're in a good place right now as a team."
Eduardo Rodriguez will try to match yesterday's winner Rick Porcello with his 11th victory on the mound. The lefty pitched in Texas May 5th, and it didn't go well. Six innings and a season-high 10 strikeouts, but he also allowed five runs.
Struggling Rangers have lost five of seven. They'll counter with Mike Minor. The southpaw has a 2.53 ERA his last five outings. Minor has a 4.50 ERA in four career starts at Fenway.
J.D. Martinez sat out yesterday's win, but the All-Star's expected back in the lineup tonight. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports