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Boston 5, San Francisco 4
When: 1:05 PM ET, Thursday, September 19, 2019
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Temperature: 63°
Umpires: Home - Will Little, 1B - Joe West, 3B - Eric Cooper
Attendance: 35816

Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez earned his career-best 18th win, and his teammates rocked San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner on Thursday afternoon, allowing the host Boston Red Sox to salvage one win in the three-game interleague series with a 5-4 victory.

Andrew Benintendi and Christian Vazquez each had two hits and two runs, and Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers accounted for all five Boston RBIs as the Red Sox (80-72), after surviving a wild finish, completed the interleague portion of their schedule with a 10-10 record.

Rodriguez (18-6) became Boston's first 18-game winner since Rick Porcello won 22 in 2016, throwing six innings of two-hit ball. He held the Giants (74-79) to one unearned run while walking two and striking out 10.

The Red Sox did all their scoring against Bumgarner (9-9) in the first two innings.

Devers and Bogaerts had RBI singles in the first inning after Benintendi opened the game with a double and Vazquez followed with a walk.

Boston added three in the second in a very similar manner, with four consecutive singles by Benintendi, Vazquez, Devers and Bogaerts. Devers' hit drove in one and Bogaerts' hit knocked in a pair to make it 5-1.

After getting an unearned run in the first, the Giants didn't score again until the eighth, and they nearly erased all of their four-run deficit in the process.

Kevin Pillar's two-out, two-run double against Marcus Walden got the Giants within 5-3 in the eighth.

The Giants then loaded the bases against Matt Barnes, who won a six-pitch duel with pinch hitter Stephen Vogt, getting a strikeout.

Closer Brandon Workman then came within one ball of blowing a two-run lead in the ninth. He walked Pillar with two outs and the bases loaded to force in a run that trimmed the Boston lead to 5-4.

Workman then went to a full count on Evan Longoria before getting him swinging to wrap up his 15th save.

The Giants won the first two games of the series 7-6 (in 15 innings) and 11-3.

Pillar finished with three RBIs, and Mauricio Dubon scored twice for the Giants, who were out-hit 10-6.

One day after recording his 2,000th career win, Giants manager Bruce Bochy took his 2,023rd loss.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Boston
Madison Bumgarner Player Eduardo Rodriguez
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 10
9 Hits 3
9.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
San Francisco   Boston
Kevin Pillar Player Andrew Benintendi
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 7 0 8 .212 18 17 4 6 0 2
Boston 10 0 13 .278 18 9 5 3 0 1