Hernandez (0-1) allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and five walks while striking out seven across three innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Rangers.

Hernandez struck out the side in the first inning, but quickly ran into trouble from there. He surrendered walks to consecutive batters in the second inning, with both baserunners coming around to score. In the following frame, he allowed three walks, leading to two runs. This start matched his profile from the minor leagues, as he had managed a 31 percent strikeout rate but undid a lot of that with a 17 percent walk rate in 40.1 innings with Double-A Portland. The Red Sox continue to search for a viable fifth starter in the absence of Nathan Eovaldi (elbow), and if they stick with Hernandez, he'll likely draw his next start Sunday at Baltimore.

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