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Boston Red Sox rookie right-hander Rubby De La Rosa seems to feel just fine under the bright lights at Boston’s iconic Fenway Park. He is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA at home.
His most recent success came on Saturday, when he mowed down the Kansas City Royals en route to Boston’s 2-1 victory. He allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings of work. Including this game, he has given up a total of four runs in his last four home starts, reports The Boston Globe .
"He's been outstanding at home," Red Sox manager John Farrell said, according to Reuters . "The environment, the energy that's created here at Fenway, it seems like he thrives on it and channels it here in the right way."
The Red Sox have become confident in one-run ball games, with their eight most recent home wins being decided by a single run. The Royals, conversely, fall to 10-20 in one-run contests, joining the Red Sox and the New York Mets as the only three clubs with 20 one-run losses.
Mike Napoli put Boston on top in this game for good with a solo home run over the Green Monster in the sixth inning.