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#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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#RedSox Game Summary (June 17) Lost Opportunity

#RedSox Game Summary (June 17) Lost opportunity. The Yankees lost today, and so the Sox had a chance to pull even with New York in the AL East had they won. Unfortunately, they struggled to comprehend the high delivery motion of Houston starter David Paulino, and could do very little with him. Only Chris Young managed to make solid contact, with a solo home run in the 5th. Meanwhile, Boston starter Rick Porcello was no mystery to the Astros, as he had another deeply disappointing start, giving up 7 runs on 10 hits and a walk, while whiffing just 3. The Astros got right to work in the first inning, as George Springer doubled and scored a José Altuve double. After a walk, two more runs came across on a pair of sac flies. In the 3rd, Altuve homered, and Carlos Beltrán smacked a 2 run dinger to right. In the 6th, Yuli Gurriel doubled and after a single, scored on a double play. Let’s face it, Sox fans, Rick Porcello is not the out machine he was last year, and may need an intervention. Houston beat Boston, 7-1, at Minute Maid Park. Record: 38-30. Game 68/94.

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#RedSox Game Summary (June 16) Safe Betts

#RedSox Game Summary (June 16) Safe Betts. Mookie Betts accounted for both runs as the Red Sox topped the club with the best record in the American League: the Houston Astros. Drew Pomeranz had a stellar start, going 6 1/3rd innings for Boston. 6 of those innings where shutouts, with 3 hits, 3 walks, and 4 whiffs. Unfortunately, the fourth hit off Pomeranz, in the 7th, was a solo home run by Yuil Gurriel. He was done after that, and Joe Kelly came on. Astros starter Mike Fiers was also very good, going 7 innings, and giving up 1 run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 4 Ks. The single run came in the 3rd inning, when Mookie Betts walked and scored after a pair of singles. Jackie Bradley, Jr. tripled off Fiers, but did not score. In the 8th, Betts hit a solo bomb off Houston reliever Will Harris to put the Sox on top. Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel finished off the Astros. José Altuve did double off Barnes, but did not score. This was a solid win, with excellent fielding as well as timely hitting. Boston beat Houston, 2-1, at Minute Maid Park. Record: 38-29. Game 67/95.

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