Rodriguez, Devers carry Red Sox past Orioles, 4-0

BOSTON (AP) Eduardo Rodriguez's role in Boston's rotation just got a lot bigger.

Judging by his first start since ace lefty Chris Sale went on the 10-day injured list, he looks like he can take on the added responsibility.

Rodriguez pitched 7 1/3 stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a two-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

The win came a few hours after Boston had to put Sale on the IL due to inflammation in his left elbow. Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Sale felt stiffness after his start Tuesday in Cleveland and didn't tell the team until Friday before he was sent for an MRI.

''He's a big part of the rotation,'' Rodriguez said. ''He's the best pitcher we have here as a starter. We know how good he is.''

Trey Mancini had a double - his eighth straight game in Fenway Park with an extra-base hit - for the Orioles, who have dropped six straight.

Rodriguez (14-5) allowed four hits, struck out four, walked two and hit a batter in setting his career high for wins in a season. He's 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA in his last eight starts against Baltimore, the team that originally signed him.

''I don't think I've ever seen the guy pitch bad in person,'' Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. ''He's just got four pitches that he can (throw). He really locates well.''

Devers' two-run shot went into the Green Monster seats and made it 4-0 in the seventh. In his last four games, he's 11 for 18 with two homers and seven RBIs.

Dombrowski said that in addition to the team's doctors, Sale will also have the results looked at by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, but probably not until Monday. Dombrowski wasn't certain if Sale would visit Andrews.

''It's always tough, but we've got to keep going,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said. ''We'll find out more in the upcoming days. As of now, somebody's got to step up. That's the way it works in this business.''

The Red Sox will be waiting for more news.

''There's going to be further evaluations,'' Dombrowski said before the game. ''We're in a situation where I don't know where it's really going to take us at this point.''

Asher Wojciechowski (2-6) gave up two runs in 4 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking three. In his only other career start against the Red Sox, he held them to one hit over 7 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 10 on July 21 at Camden Yards.

Brock Holt homered into Boston's bullpen over the leaping bid by right fielder Anthony Santander leading off the fifth. Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with a triple off the Monster and scored on Wojciechowski's wild pitch.

TAKE A PEEK

Cora said he frequently looks at the scoreboard to monitor teams Boston's trying to catch in the AL's wild-card race.

''Why not? That's the way it is,'' he said. ''That's part of baseball. Whoever says they don't look, they're lying. You always pay attention.''

They remained 6 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay, the second wild-card team.

LOOK OUT

Third-base umpire Joe West was hit on the right leg in foul territory by a hard grounder from Baltimore's Richie Martin. West got a nice hand from the fans after they noticed he was OK.

LOOK AT THAT

Orioles CF Stevie Wilkerson made a leaping catch up against the wall on Mitch Moreland's drive to end the fourth, falling to the track after the grab.

Wilkerson probably knew how Moreland felt after his grounder that was going up-the-middle for a hit was snared by SS Xander Bogaerts, who left slid before getting up and throwing to first.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Promoted RHP Hunter Harvey from Triple-A Norfolk before the game after sending RHP Tom Eshelman there following Friday's loss. Harvey, who has battled injuries since being selected with their first pick in 2013, made his major league debut, working a scoreless inning with two strikeouts and a walk. ''Everything that's led me up to this point, all the injuries and all the negative stuff that I've had in my past, just to be able to overcome that and finally reach my dream has been awesome,'' Harvey said.

Red Sox: LHP David Price (cyst, left wrist) was scheduled to throw a bullpen Saturday. The left-hander went on the 10-day IL on August 8. Cora didn't have any news on how it went before the game.

UP NEXT

Orioles LHP Ty Blach (0-1, 13.50 ERA) is slated to start the series finale Sunday against Red Sox RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 5.77).

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  • W: E. Rodriguez (14-5)L: A. Wojciechowski (2-6)
  • HR: BOS - B. Holt (2), R. Devers (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
H. Alberto 3B40100002.318.339.425.7641.0
T. Mancini 1B30200110.277.345.537.8823.5
A. Santander RF40000014.287.327.490.817-0.5
R. Nunez DH40000014.242.308.473.781-0.5
J. Villar 2B30100111.271.340.438.7791.5
P. Severino C40000013.258.332.428.760-0.5
D. Stewart LF40000020.121.147.121.268-1.0
S. Wilkerson CF20000000.225.271.401.6721.0
R. Martin SS30100011.191.247.290.5380.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF31200102.284.390.503.8936.0
    R. Devers 3B41121022.327.376.584.9606.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40100011.308.384.561.9450.5
    J. Martinez DH30000112.307.382.559.9410.5
    A. Benintendi LF30000102.289.363.473.8361.0
    C. Vazquez C40100021.277.315.476.7910.0
    M. Moreland 1B40000012.231.311.508.819-0.5
    B. Holt 2B11111100.318.393.446.8397.0
    a- C. Owings PH-2B10000010.133.190.224.413-0.5
    J. Bradley CF31100002.221.315.396.7114.0
    • a-struck out for Holt in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Mancini (28)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto 2 (2), R. Nunez 2 (2), J. Villar, P. Severino 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts 2 (34)
    • 3B - J. Bradley (3)
    • HR - R. Devers (26), B. Holt (2)
    • RBI - R. Devers 2 (97), B. Holt (22)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Devers 2 (31)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts 2 (2), A. Benintendi 2 (2), M. Moreland
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Castro-Villar-Mancini)
    • PB - P. Severino (8)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Devers-Holt-Moreland)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Wojciechowski (L, 2-6)4.15223414.781.24-1.0
    M. Castro1.20000104.731.473.5
    P. Fry1.02220114.531.29-0.5
    H. Harvey1.00001200.001.003.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Wojciechowski (L, 2-6)4.1
    M. Castro1.2
    P. Fry1.0
    H. Harvey1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Rodriguez (W, 14-5)7.14002404.101.3527.0
    M. Barnes0.21000204.601.400.0
    B. Workman1.00000201.930.984.0
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Rodriguez (W, 14-5)7.1
    M. Barnes0.2
    B. Workman1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Wojciechowski (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 98-60, M. Castro 14-8, P. Fry 19-11, H. Harvey 21-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 4-5, M. Castro 2-1, P. Fry 2-0, H. Harvey 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 21, M. Castro 4, P. Fry 5, H. Harvey 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Barnes (12)
    • HBP - E. Rodriguez (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 106-70, M. Barnes 19-13, B. Workman 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 11-6, B. Workman 1-0
    • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 28, M. Barnes 3, B. Workman 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    H. Alberto 3B40100002.318.339.425.7641.0
    T. Mancini 1B30200110.277.345.537.8823.5
    A. Santander RF40000014.287.327.490.817-0.5
    R. Nunez DH40000014.242.308.473.781-0.5
    J. Villar 2B30100111.271.340.438.7791.5
    P. Severino C40000013.258.332.428.760-0.5
    D. Stewart LF40000020.121.147.121.268-1.0
    S. Wilkerson CF20000000.225.271.401.6721.0
    R. Martin SS30100011.191.247.290.5380.5
    Total35050021015-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF31200102.284.390.503.8936.0
      R. Devers 3B41121022.327.376.584.9606.0
      X. Bogaerts SS40100011.308.384.561.9450.5
      J. Martinez DH30000112.307.382.559.9410.5
      A. Benintendi LF30000102.289.363.473.8361.0
      C. Vazquez C40100021.277.315.476.7910.0
      M. Moreland 1B40000012.231.311.508.819-0.5
      B. Holt 2B11111100.318.393.446.8397.0
      a- C. Owings PH-2B10000010.133.190.224.413-0.5
      J. Bradley CF31100002.221.315.396.7114.0
      Total3047324814-----
      • a-struck out for Holt in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini (28)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto 2 (2), R. Nunez 2 (2), J. Villar, P. Severino 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts 2 (34)
      • 3B - J. Bradley (3)
      • HR - R. Devers (26), B. Holt (2)
      • RBI - R. Devers 2 (97), B. Holt (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Devers 2 (31)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts 2 (2), A. Benintendi 2 (2), M. Moreland
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Castro-Villar-Mancini)
      • PB - P. Severino (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Devers-Holt-Moreland)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Wojciechowski (L, 2-6)4.15223414.781.24-1.0
      M. Castro1.20000104.731.473.5
      P. Fry1.02220114.531.29-0.5
      H. Harvey1.00001200.001.003.0
      Total8.0744482---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Wojciechowski (L, 2-6)4.1
      M. Castro1.2
      P. Fry1.0
      H. Harvey1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Rodriguez (W, 14-5)7.14002404.101.3527.0
      M. Barnes0.21000204.601.400.0
      B. Workman1.00000201.930.984.0
      Total9.0500280---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Rodriguez (W, 14-5)7.1
      M. Barnes0.2
      B. Workman1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Wojciechowski (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 98-60, M. Castro 14-8, P. Fry 19-11, H. Harvey 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 4-5, M. Castro 2-1, P. Fry 2-0, H. Harvey 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 21, M. Castro 4, P. Fry 5, H. Harvey 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Barnes (12)
      • HBP - E. Rodriguez (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 106-70, M. Barnes 19-13, B. Workman 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 11-6, B. Workman 1-0
      • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 28, M. Barnes 3, B. Workman 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Devers homered to left, Betts scored04
      • 5TH INNING
        Bradley scored on wild pitch02
        Holt homered to right center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brandon Workman relieved Matt Barnes
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Severino grounded out to third
        • D. Stewart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Stewart struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Martin popped out to first
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto singled to left
        • Matt Barnes relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini reached on an infield single to third, Alberto to second
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Alberto to third, Mancini to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Hunter Harvey relieved Paul Fry
        • JD. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
        • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • P. Severino: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Severino struck out looking
        • D. Stewart: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Stewart struck out looking
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Wilkerson grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Paul Fry relieved Miguel Castro
        • Chris Owings hit for Brock Holt
        • C. Owings: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Owings struck out looking
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley grounded out to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts doubled to left
        • R. Devers: Foul, Strike swinging, Devers homered to left, Betts scored
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Mancini doubled to left center
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Santander reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mancini out at third
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Nunez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Santander out at second
        • J. Villar: Foul, Villar grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi flied out to deep left
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Moreland grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • D. Stewart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Stewart grounded out to third
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wilkerson hit by pitch
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • H. Alberto: Alberto flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Holt homered to right center
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley tripled to deep center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bradley scored on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, Betts walked
        • R. Devers: Devers popped out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bogaerts singled to deep left, Betts to third
        • Miguel Castro relieved Asher Wojciechowski
        • JD. Martinez: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Martinez grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Bogaerts out at second
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santander reached on fielder's choice to second, Mancini out at second
        • R. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Nunez flied out to right
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar walked, Santander to second
        • P. Severino: Severino reached on fielder's choice to third, Villar out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Moreland flied out to deep center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Stewart grounded out to first
        • S. Wilkerson: Wilkerson grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martin singled to center
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Bogaerts fouled out to first
        • JD. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez flied out to right
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Villar singled to left
        • P. Severino: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Severino grounded into double play third to second to first, Villar out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Vazquez singled to center
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Moreland reached on fielder's choice to second, Vazquez out at second
        • B. Holt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Holt walked, Moreland to second
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley lined out to right
        • M. Betts: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Betts fouled out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto flied out to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • A. Santander: Ball, Santander flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Betts doubled to deep center
        • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • JD. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Betts to third on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)