David Ortiz added a three-run double, Dustin Pedroia doubled in
one run and Brock Holt added an RBI triple among two hits as the Red
Sox picked up their third straight victory. John Lackey (10-6)
allowed two runs on four hits and five walks in six innings to earn
Scott Feldman (4-6) was reached for seven runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3
innings while throwing a season-high 116 pitches for the Astros.
Chris Carter hit a pair of solo home runs, but Houston went 1-for-6
with runners in scoring position as its three-game winning streak
came to an end.
Holtís triple to right field in the third plated Vazquez and Pedroia
followed with an RBI double to left to make it 2-0. Stephen Drew
tripled with two outs in the fourth and came in to score when
Vazquez, who recorded his first major-league hit with a single in
the third, followed with a ground-rule double to make it a three-run
The Astros got back a run on Kiki Hernandezís RBI single in the
fourth, but the Red Sox broke open the game with five runs in the
sixth. Vazquez delivered a bases-loaded double to plate the first
two and end Feldmanís night before left-hander Darin Downs came on
and walked Holt to re-load the bases in front of Ortizís shot into
the gap in right-center.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Astros CF George Springer was scratched from the
lineup due to right knee discomfort. Ö Houston is expected to recall
LHP Brett Oberholtzer from Triple-A on Saturday to start in place of
Collin McHugh, who is dealing with a fingernail problem. Ö Boston 3B
Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-4 and is 3-for-44 over his last 12 games.
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