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The Boston Red Sox avoided the sweep on the back of Rafael Devers‘ offensive showcase. They defeated the Astros 4-1 to pickup a much-needed win. With the victory, Boston’s record sits at 28-25.
Let’s start this recap with the man of the hour. Rafael Devers is on fire right now. Among qualified Red Sox hitters, he leads the team in OPS (.901) and wRC+ (136). This was aided by a 2-4 performance on Sunday, which included his seventh homer of the season. He also stole his seventh base of the year.
Eduardo Rodriguez out-pitched the immaculate Justin Verlander. E-Rod held the Astros to just one run over six frames. This included five strikeouts and one walk. Meanwhile, the Sox’ lineup tagged Verlander for three earned runs over seven innings.
Brandon Workman, Matt Barnes and Marcus Walden cleaned up the path to victory for Boston. The trio each pitched one scoreless inning from the seventh to the ninth. In fact, Walden recorded his first save of the season.
The Boston Red Sox take on the Cleveland Indians at 4:05 p.m. eastern on Memorial Day. Rick Porcello gets the ball for Boston.