Eduardo Rodriguez

Closing Time: Red Sox edged by Orioles despite stellar Eduardo Rodriguez outing

Rob Bradford
June 09, 2015 - 6:24 pm

BALTIMORE -- Eduardo Rodriguez did his part, once again. The same couldn't be said for the rest of the Red Sox. Despite the rookie's six innings of shutout ball -- lowering his ERA to 0.44 (20 1/3 innings, 1 ER) -- the Sox couldn't manage anything against the Orioles hurlers. The end result of the Tuesday night tilt at Camden Yards was a 1-0 defeat for John Farrell's group. Rodriguez was exactly has he had been for his previous two big league outings, giving up just three hits while striking out seven for a third straight start. The problem came in the seventh inning, when reliever Matt Barnes allowed a leadoff double to Steve Pearce. After J.J. Hardy's single, Barnes uncorked a wild pitch to plate the game's only run. The Red Sox had their chances, including in the eighth inning when they put runners on first and second with nobody out. But a failed sacrifice bunt by Rusney Castillo -- resulting in Dustin Pedroia being gunned down at third -- and back-to-back strikeouts by David Ortiz and Mike Napoli ended the visitors' threat. For a box score, click here.