In rarity for the Red Sox, they won a series, taking two out of three from the Marlins. Tuesday’s game featured the debut of Tanner Houck, who did not disappoint in five innings, allowing no runs with no walks and seven strikeouts. The Sox took that one 2-0, which was another rarity, as it was only the second shutout of the season. The first came early in the season against Tampa Bay. Wednesday night’s contest was not a rarity, with Mike Kickham getting rocked for six runs in 2 2⁄3 innings, digging a hole the bats couldn’t do anything to overcome. The bullpen behind Kickham only allowed two runs over the final 5 1⁄3 innings, but by then it was two late. The rubber match pit Nathan Eovaldi against José Ureña. Eovaldi’s second start after coming off the injured list was a continuation of his first, limiting the opponent’s hard contact and racking up strikeouts. Eovaldi’s final line was five innings, two hits, no runs, no walks and seven strikeouts. Matt Barnes converted two saves in the series and has now converted 5 of his last six save opportunities.
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