The Boston Red Sox won their 5th game in a row, with a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on the road Friday night.

Christian Arroyo who was reinstated from the COVID Injury List was 3-4 in his return, including a 2-run home run, his 4th of the year in the 7th inning.

Rafael Devers was 2-4 with a double, his 25th of the season and his 17th homer, a solo shot in the 3rd inning.

Alex Verdugo was 2-5 with a pair of doubles.

Trevor Story was 2-4, scoring 2 runs.

Rob Refsnyder had a double and drove in a run.

Nick Pivetta was strong on the mound, picking up his 8th win of the season. He allowed 9 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 4 and didn't walk a batter.

John Schreiber pitched the 8th inning, striking out 1.

Tanner Houck came on in the 9th inning, allowing 3 hits and 1 run, striking out 2.

Manager Alex Cora on the game.

Boston and Cleveland will play the middle game of the 3-game series Saturday night. Josh Winckowski will get the start for Boston. The pregame starts at 5:10 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 6:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.