J.D. Martinez hit his 13th home run of the season, Christian Arroyo hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox capitalized on a couple of errors in a five-touch sixth inning for beat the Houston Astros 12-8 on Thursday and avoid the sweep in the series of three encounters.
Right fielder Kyle Tucker dropped Martinez’s sacrifice fly that tied the score at eight, and shortstop Carlos Correa missed the fly on bases loaded by Rafael Devers. but in the same way the out was decreed by infield fly.
Yuli Gurriel and José Altuve homered for the Astros. Altuve put Houston ahead 8-7 in opening the sixth inning by landing Darwinzon Hernandez’s ground throw to put him behind the wall.
The Astros manager did not finish the game in the dugout. He was sent off in the seventh inning for discussing a Red Sox double play on a Yuli Gurriel ground ball that the manager said landed on foul ground.
Darwinzon Hernández (1-2) was left with the victory despite Altuve’s home run.
Enrique Hernández opened the bottom of the inning with a double from Blake Taylor (0-1) and scored on Martinez’s deep fly ball.
After which Xander Bogaerts negotiated a ticket and from the controversial elevated to the Devers box, Enoli Paredes entered the relief and filled the bases with a passport to Hunter Renfroe, he subsequently hit Christian Vázquex with a pitch to allow another run.
Paredes brought another run to the plate by walking Arroyo and giving Boston a 10-8 lead. Brooks Railey came in in his place and conceded Bobby Dalbec’s two touchdown double.