Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez to go on DL

All four jacks came off of Rodriguez, the 24-year-old lefty (and former O's prospect) who came in with a 2.77 ERA.

Such is life in the hard-hitting AL East.

Alec Asher gave them 6 1/3 good innings in a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday. Chris Davis poked a single into left field to score Joey Rickard and Manny Machado, tying the game at two.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws to the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game in Baltimore, Friday, June 2, 2017. RBI double that drove in Xander Bogaerts, but they were unable to get another run.

Boston now heads to NY with a chance to take over first place in the American League East with three games against the Yankees beginning Tuesday. "These games are very important". In his 78.0 innings and 6-2 record this year, Sale has a nice 2.77 ERA with 110 Ks and 16 BBs.

ROYALS 12, INDIANS 5: In Kansas City, Missouri, Lorenzo Cain capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer and Jason Hammel settled down after a shaky start as Kansas City routed Cleveland. In nine games with the PawSox this season, the right-hander is 2-1 with a 1.72 ERA (3 ER/15.2 IP) and a.132 opponent batting average (7-for-53).

He went on to have a rough outing in Boston's 7-5 loss to the Orioles, giving up seven runs on eight hits - four of which here home runs - in 5 ⁄3 innings pitched.

The left-hander tumbled off the mound in the bullpen during warmups before the game but did not use that as an excuse. "I just tried to be too quick, tried to put a flawless throw, and I messed it up right there".

The two walks Tillman issued in the first inning - to Andrew Benintendi two batters into the game and an ensuing walk to Mitch Moreland two batters later that loaded the bases with one out - set the stage for a two-run single by Jackie Bradley Jr. Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks.

"The game was about not being able to do much against one of the best pitchers in the game", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Almost a quarter of Boston's first 56 games were against Baltimore, but the teams won't play again until August 25.

"Your hands are full trying to stay with these guys as opposed to bringing in some unneeded drama", he said. He scored three runs in his first multihomer game.

His absence will re-open the rotation hole that the Red Sox had been struggling to fill in David Price's absence.

"He's in the mix", Farrell said. Benintendi flied out as a pinch hitter.

After dropping their first two games to the Orioles, the Red Sox rode their big guns to a series split. Ross was optioned to Pawtucket on May 18 and did not pitch because of discomfort in his elbow. Pedroia was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.

"It's a matter of time; he's not going to strike everybody out", Farrell said.

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