Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings for the Red Sox and lifted Boston to a 7-3 win over the Orioles on Friday night at Fenway Park.

In his second start since coming off the disabled list, Rodriguez allowed one run on five hits while striking out eight.

He gave up a run on a sacrifice fly in the first inning, but shut down the O's the rest of the way.

The Red Sox offense got off to a strong start with Eduardo Nunez belting a three-run homer into the Green Monster seats in the first inning, putting the Red Sox on top 4-1.

Nunez finished the night going 2-of-4 with two hits, three RBIs and a run scored.

The Red Sox are off to a hot start -- 11-2 for the first time since 1918 -- thanks in large part to its starting rotation, which is now 8-1 with a 1.97 ERA.

The Red Sox will play Baltimore in game two of their four game series Saturday at 1 p.m. Hector Velazquez and Alex Cobb is the expected pitching matchup.

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