Nathan Eovaldi shelled in first start for the Red Sox since April

Michael DePrisco
NBC Sports Boston

With Chris Sale headed to the injured list, the Red Sox needed their $68 million pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to step up and fill the void.

Alex Cora expressed his confidence in him returning from a brief stint in the bullpen, and pitching against the lowly Orioles is a good way to re-acclimated yourself. 

It didn't go as planned for Eovaldi and the Red Sox Sunday. The hard-throwing righty pitched just two innings and gave up five earned runs on a home run, a double a single, and two wild pitches. It was his first start since April 17.

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Not much has been going right for the Red Sox rotation this season after a dream campaign in 2018, and as the team's chances of making the postseason lessen every day, it's staff continues to get hit by the injury bug. 

Oh, and the Red Sox haven't announced a starter for Tuesday's game against the Phillies. 

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