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Shorthanded Red Sox Salvage Series Split as Eduardo Rodriguez, Garrett Richards Blank Rays

The Red Sox were struck by a COVID-19 outbreak that included seven players testing positive.

But in the midst of it all, they managed to pull off a 4-3 record on their road trip, as they beat the Rays 4-0 Thursday to split the series.

Boston couldn’t have asked for a better performance from lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, as he went 6+ scoreless innings. He started the seventh, but after serving up a walk and a hit to open the frame, he was relieved by Garrett Richards.

Richards went on to successfully retire the side and notched a 1-2-3 eighth.

The Sox produced nine hits, scoring on a pair of RBI singles from Bobby Dalbec and Hunter Renfroe in the first two innings. They added on to their two-run lead in the fifth, with yet another pair of RBI singles from J.D. Martinez and Dalbec to make it 4-0.

Instead of Adam Ottavino for the ninth, Richards stayed on the mound.

The righty let up a leadoff single to Joey Wendle, but set the middle of the Rays lineup down in order to capture the victory.

Boston moves to 77-59.

(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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