J.D. Martinez had three hits and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six strong innings as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader sweep by Detroit and beat the Tigers 11-4 Wednesday night.

The defending World Series champion Red Sox avoided their fourth losing streak of three games or more. They had only four losing streaks of three games each last season while piling up a club record 108 victories.

Martinez hit two singles, a double and drove in a run, and Christian Vázquez had two RBI singles.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) follows through on a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) follows through on a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Nicholas Castellanos had an RBI single for the Tigers, a day after their first doubleheader sweep in Boston since 1965.

Rodriguez (2-2) gave up a run on two hits, striking out seven and walking three. He improved to 12-0 since the start of 2017 when getting at least three runs of support.

He took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before Gordon Beckham lined a one-out single to left field. Rodriguez closed the inning by striking out the next two batters.

Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones leaps to make the catch on a fly out by Boston Red Sox'sJackie Bradley Jr. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones leaps to make the catch on a fly out by Boston Red Sox’sJackie Bradley Jr. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tyson Ross (1-3) allowed four runs in five innings.

The Red Sox used two hit-and-run at-bats in the second to build a 2-0 lead. Running on the pitch, Martinez reached second easily on a bouncer to short by Xander Bogaerts. Rafael Devers followed with an RBI single.

Vázquez’s first RBI single bounced into right through the vacated hole when second baseman Beckham went to cover as Jackie Bradley Jr. broke for second with runners on the corners.

Boston Red Sox's Michael Chavis, right, slides across the plate as the ball gets away from Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner, left, while scoring on a single by Christian Vazquez in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox’s Michael Chavis, right, slides across the plate as the ball gets away from Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner, left, while scoring on a single by Christian Vazquez in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mookie Betts hit an RBI double off the Green Monster, and Martinez added a run-scoring single to make it 4-0.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: INF Josh Harrison had the night off after playing both games of Tuesday’s DH. “It wasn’t tough at all,” manager Ron Gardenhire said of sitting him. “You should have seen him walk in here. I said, ‘See you in the training room.’ He’s a little sore. I told him (on Tuesday) my thought process is probably a day and he said that’s probably the right thing.”

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tyson Ross delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tyson Ross delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Red Sox; 2B Dustin Pedroia (IL, left knee irritation) hit on the field and took grounders with INF Eduardo Nunez (IL, mid-back strain). “He looked OK,” manager Alex Cora said of Pedroia. “We’ll talk about it, to see what’s the next step.” . Cora said Nunez “was out there swinging with velocity. He looks good.” . Utility player Brock Holt (scratched right cornea) could be going on a rehab assignment this weekend.

WALK AWAY

Tigers RHP Drew VerHagen walked three straight batters with the bases loaded in Boston’s seven-run eighth that broke it open. Bradley added a two-run single.

Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez follows through on an RBI single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez follows through on an RBI single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

K-POWER

Boston relievers Brandon Workman and Matt Barnes each had three strikeouts in their one inning of work, with Barnes getting Ronny Rodriguez to end the eighth with the bases loaded.

DOORWAY DOUBLE

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tyson Ross delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tyson Ross delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Martinez hit a groundball down the left-field line that got jammed in a small opening of a garage door along a side wall in foul territory. It was ruled a ground-rule double even though he reached second easily.

The door is used to move batting cages, screens and equipment by the ground’s crew onto the field.

MINOR NO-NO

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Detroit’s Double-A affiliate, the Erie SeaWolves, had a combined no-hitter Wednesday in a 4-0 win over the Bowie Baysox.

The SeaWolves’ Alex Faedo and Drew Carlton combined to shut down the Baysox. Faedo retired the first 11 batters he faced and struck out five and walked one in seven innings. Carlton stuck out two and walked one in two innings.

It was the third no-hitter in franchise history, with the previous two thrown by Thad Weber on August 22, 2009, and Elvin Hernandez in 1995.

Detroit Tigers second baseman Gordon Beckham (29) tags out Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) on a steal attempt during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Detroit Tigers second baseman Gordon Beckham (29) tags out Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) on a steal attempt during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

UP NEXT

Detroit RHP Jordan Zimmerman (0-3, 4.94 ERA) is slated to face Boston RHP Rick Porcello (0-3, 8.47) in the series finale Thursday night.

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Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez, right, scores on a single by Rafael Devers in the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez, right, scores on a single by Rafael Devers in the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, left, legs out a single as Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) catches the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts, left, legs out a single as Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) catches the throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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