The second half of the schedule for the Houston Astros has started much like the stellar first - with a victory. Now they have a chance to record their longest win streak in two months Saturday afternoon against the Boston Red Sox, who will lean on their hottest pitcher. Houston (48-34) won game No. 82 on Friday 12-8 in 10 innings, as Jose Altuve drove in tw
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BOSTON (AP) The bullpen door opened and Noe Ramirez jogged into a major league game for first time in his career. A little while later, he was walking off to a spattering off boos as the Houston Astros completed a four-run 10th inning that carried them to a 12-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The momentum from Boston's successful road trip was gone.
BOSTON (AP) First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker's hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Jose Altuve had three hits and two RBIs for the AL West-leading A
BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have activated right fielder Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game against Houston. The 34-year old Victorino was placed on the DL on May 24 with a strained left calf. To make room, the club optioned outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket.
TORONTO (AP) Matt Boyd turned in an outing for the record books. Too bad it wasn't one he'll want to remember. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts collected four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat Boyd and the Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night.
TORONTO (AP) Wade Miley warmed up in the bullpen, then he waited nearly half an hour to take the mound for the bottom of the first inning. In between, Boston staked their starter to an eight-run lead. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in the first, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday n
TORONTO (AP) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has been activated off the 60-day disabled list and is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays. Right-hander Jonathan Aro was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Hanigan, who will bat ninth against Toronto left-hander Matt Boyd. Hanigan suffered a broken bone in his right hand during
TORONTO (AP) Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and the Red Sox 11-2, ending Boston's winning streak at three. Porcello (4-9) allowed seven runs and seven hits in
TORONTO (AP) Justin Smoak hasn't been a lineup fixture for the power-laden Blue Jays, but his latest performance should earn him a little extra playing time. Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and Toronto beat the Red Sox 11-2 on Wednesday, ending Boston's winning streak at a season high-tying
TORONTO (AP) Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. "Guys have steppe