Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5

Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5

Betts hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, sending the Boston Red Sox over the Houston Astros 2-1.

Altus hit a solo home run to start things off before Beltran followed three batters later with a two-run home run to give Houston a 6-0 lead.

Houston jumped on Boston starter Rick Porcello (3-9) for three runs in the first.

HOUSTON (AP) - David Price wasn't great on Sunday night, and he didn't have to be.

"Home run came at a big time, but I think more fun, probably the throw", Betts said.

Xander Bogaerts entered Sunday with two home runs on the season.

Rangers 10, Mariners 4: Mike Napoli hit two home runs, connecting along with Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo in the sixth inning to power Texas.

Fiers stranded runners in scoring position in the first (Pedroia) and second (Jackie Bradley Jr.) before finally bending in the third on the Moreland RBI single.

George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Beltran had multi-hit games for the Astros (46-23), with Springer and Altuve each finishing 2-for-4. He allowed eight hits and three walks in five innings, but even after surrendering two homers, only allowed three runs.

"The thing that we're still working on is just the overall mobility, the agility work that he's doing in the weight room and then eventually on flat ground", Farrell said. "It's been bad. It's not me". And the ability to impact the baseball from the left side of the plate, I firmly believe, is still there. "That's the bottom line".

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While Boston (39-30) pulled into a tie atop the American League East with the New York Yankees, Houston dropped all three series on its nine-game homestand.

Pedroia was hit by a pitch in the back of his ribcage near the left latissimus muscle. Both managers came onto the field as Pedroia continue to scream and pointed at the mound before calming down and heading to first base.

Marisnick ended Price's night when he launched a fastball onto the train tracks beyond left field to start Houston's sixth.

ROCKIES 5, GIANTS 1 Kyle Freeland tossed six solid innings, Tony Wolters drove in two runs and host Colorado beat San Francisco again.

Correa sent Price's first pitch of the fifth inning into the seats in left field for his 13th home run to put Houston up 2-1.

Astros: RHP Charlie Morton (right lat strain) and RHP Collin McHugh (right elbow) each threw bullpen sessions. Astros: RHP Joe Musgrove (4-5) will start for the 12th time this season and second since coming off the DL on Monday when he starts Sunday. OF Josh Reddick (concussion) resumed baseball activities Friday, Hinch said.

Red Sox: Hector Velazquez (1-1, 6.48 ERA) is scheduled to start for Boston in the first of three games at Kansas City on Monday. Last year's AL Cy Young Award victor lost his fourth consecutive - his second four-game losing streak this season - and has allowed five or more runs in three consecutive outings.

The Red Sox may have their issues, but with Craig Kimbrel leading what has quietly become one of baseball's best bullpens, they're not blowing games late.

Porcello gave up 7 runs and 10 hits in 6 innings.

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