BOSTON — Eduardo Rodríguez pitched 7 1/3 stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a two-run homer and the Boston 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 ace lefty Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list because of inflammation in his left elbow.

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.

Rodríguez (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.

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 RBI.

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 scoreless innings, striking out 10 on July 21 at Camden Yards.

Brock Holt broke a scoreless tie when he homered into Boston’s bullpen over a 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.

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Red Sox Manager Alex 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.”

The Red Sox remained 6½ games behind Tampa Bay, the second wild-card team, and trail wild-card leader Cleveland by 7½ games.

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