Astros rally, overcome Price, Red Sox 6-3 for 6th win in row

Boston — Carlos Correa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight game, rallying past the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders.

The Red Sox, with the best record in the majors, had won three in row.

Boston starter David Price had allowed just one hit and retired 14 in a row when he went into the seventh with a 2-0 lead. He left after Alex Bregman's double and a walk and, after Ryan Brasier took over, the Astros scored three times. J.D. Martinez tied it with a single for his second RBI of the game.

Houston then scored three times in the eighth. Correa put the AL Central leaders ahead, a wild pitch by Joe Kelly (4-2) scored another run and Tyler White added an RBI single.

Ryan Pressly (2-1) got two outs and Roberto Osuna posted his 14th save. Astro starter Gerrit Cole went six innings, giving up five hits and two runs and striking out eight.

Price tied a season-high with 10 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and two runs. Boston had won the previous nine games he had started.

Yuli Gurriel's RBI double and Tony Kemp's two-run double off Brasier tied it in the seventh.

Martinez put AL East-leading Boston in front 1-0 with a sacrifice fly that scored Mookie Betts.

Xander Bogaerts hit his 20th home run to open the Boston fourth. He had an opportunity to put up more runs in the fifth but struck out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Trainer's room

Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora said LHP Chris Sale (mild left shoulder inflammation) will return to the rotation as the "opener" when Boston begins its three-game series against Toronto. Sale will be limited to about two innings for 40 pitches. ... Cora also announced that 2B Dustin Pedroia has been officially shut down for the remainder of 2018. Cora said the 35-year-old veteran had an additional arthroscopic surgery on his left knee while rehabbing in Arizona in July to cleanup some scar tissue. Pedroia had two initial procedures on the knee last October.

Injury timeout

There was about a 13-minute delay between at-bats in the second inning after home plate umpire Brian O'Nora was escorted off the field after being hit int the face by a foul tip. James Hoye moved from first base and took his place behind the plate. They went with a three-person crew the rest of the game.

Up next

Astros: RHP Charlie Morton is 0-1 with a 4.60 ERA and 17 strikeouts in three career starts against Boston.

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (12-3) is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three career outings (three starts) against Houston.

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 victory Monday to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers


Sánchez homer caps Yankees comeback in 10-7 win over Orioles

Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory Monday night.


Mets snap 5-game skid with 5-3 win over Nationals

Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso homered in the first inning as the New York Mets, after learning embattled manager Mickey Callaway is staying around, broke out of their offensive funk a bit to beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Monday night.


Bruins' Chara says he's on track for Stanley Cup Final

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury.

TRENDING

PODCASTS