Major League Baseball
Boston 4, Washington 2
When: 4:10 PM ET, Saturday, May 11, 2024
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Temperature: 54°
Umpires: Home - Brennan Miller, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Derek Thomas, 3B - Chris Conroy
Attendance: 30995

Rafael Devers hit a two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning to propel the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Washington Nationals on Saturday.

Devers' line-drive double hit the base of the wall in left field and broke a 2-2 tie by driving in Romy Gonzalez and Tyler O'Neill. Gonzalez reached on a fielder's choice before O'Neill was walked intentionally. Devers had two of Boston's six hits.

Wilyer Abreu hit his third home run of the season for Boston, which ended a three-game losing streak. The Red Sox were 2 for 29 with runners in scoring position during those three losses.

Chris Martin (2-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win. Kenley Jansen struck out two of three batters he faced in the ninth to record his sixth save.

Nationals reliever Robert Garcia (0-2), who surrendered the double to Devers, took the loss.

Joey Meneses and Eddie Rosario each homered for Washington.

Boston starting pitcher Cooper Criswell went five innings. He allowed two runs on three hits, walked one and recorded a career-high nine strikeouts. The score was tied 2-2 game when he exited.

Washington's Jake Irvin gave up two runs on four hits in seven innings. He struck out six and didn't walk a batter.

Meneses opened the scoring by leading off the second with a solo home run, his first home run of the season.

The Red Sox tied the score at 1-1 on Abreu's home run in the third.

After Rosario hit his fourth homer of the year off the foul pole in left field to give Washington a 2-1 lead in the fifth, Boston pulled even when Jarren Duran's two-out double drove in David Hamilton to tie the score 2-2 in the bottom half of the inning.

CJ Abrams had two of Washington's four hits.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Washington   Boston
Jake Irvin Player Cooper Criswell
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 9
4 Hits 3
2.57 ERA 3.60
Washington   Boston
CJ Abrams Player Rafael Devers
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 4 2 10 .138 6 12 2 2 0 2
Boston 6 1 11 .194 7 7 4 1 1 1