Eduardo Rodriguez gets over the hump, Sox earn split

SEATTLE — A little teasing seems to have helped get the best out of Eduardo Rodriguez.

The Red Sox had been begging their young lefty to complete six innings, something he had done only five times in 13 starts entering yesterday. His last two starts ended after 52⁄3 innings. Batters had been hitting .303 against him in the sixth frame.

Finally, Rodriguez did it.

He threw six innings of two-run ball, striking out nine, as the Red Sox offense exploded on the Seattle Mariners for a 9-3...

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