George Kirby took the no-decision Saturday against the Red Sox, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits across five innings to go along with four strikeouts and one walk.
After a J.P. Crawford error to open the game, Kirby went on to leave a pitch over the middle that Rafael Devers crushed for a two-run home run. Boston added on one more run in the inning. The rookie was able to settle in, tossing three straight scoreless innings that included retiring eight straight Red Sox hitters. Right as it looked like he was going to get through five innings allowing just the three runs, he walked his first batter of the game which was followed by a J.D. Martinez home run. It wasn't the sharpest outing overall for Kirby, but his walk rate still sits very low as he has walked four hitters this season to 35 strikeouts.