#RedSox Game Summary (June 18) Tied for the Top

#RedSox Game Summary (June 18) Tied for the top. The Yanks lost again, and this time, the Red Sox took advantage. David Price is still not quite himself, throwing 107 pitches over just 5 innings, but he did hold the powerful Houston Astros to 3 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks. But, he also only struck out three, and allowed 2 dingers. In the first, a José Altuve double and successive singles led to the first run for Houston. Homers by Carlos Correa in the 5th and Jake Marisnick in the 6th accounted for Price’s 3 runs. On came Heath Hembree, who immediately surrendered another solo blast to George Springer. In the 8th, Matt Barnes walked 2, and Robby Scott walked another to load the bases. Then Houston scored the 5th run on a Carlos Beltran single. Boston actually started the scoring with a solo bomb by Xander Bogaerts in the first off Houston starter Joe Musgrove. The big inning for the Red Sox was the 6th, when Bogaerts hit his second homer, a 2 run job, and Jackie Bradley, Jr. drove in 2 more with a double. What proved to be the winning run came in the 7th, when Chris Devenski hit Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia in succession, and was summarily relieved by James Hoyt, who gave up a RBI single to the X-Man. Craig Kimbrel, as usual, finished off the Astros. Yuli Gurriel also doubled for Houston. Outstanding play in the field, including a Dwight Evans-worthy outfield assist by Andrew Benintendi. Boston beat Houston, 6-5, at Minute Maid Park. Record: 39-30. Game 69/93.
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