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Astros 4, Red Sox 2: Tucker, McHugh power past Red Sox

Three home runs between Tucker and Gattis prove too much for Boston.

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It's been a rough road for the Red Sox since the All-Star break, the AL West has been unkind to the boys of bean-town. That didn't stop on Wednesday, as the Astros won 4-2.

The Red Sox were swept by the Angels over a four-game series, that required a doubleheader on Monday before the Red Sox headed to Houston. Its as if Boston was still sleepwalking through their road trip -- as they have been outscored 34-to-8 during that stretch.

It didn't help the Astros were sending out two of their best arms in the first to games, Collin McHugh and Vincent Velasquez.

McHugh did his thing dancing around seven hits in the game, allowing just two runs in the sixth inning.

On the offensive side, the Astros went back to their old ways. Preston Tucker hit two massive bombs in the game - a solo home run to dead center in the first and a two-run home run in fifth.

In the fourth inning, Evan Gattis snuck a ball just over the Crawford Boxes' yellow line for his 16th home run on the season.

The Astros go for the sweep of the Red Sox with Lance McCullers on the mound Wednesday -- faces Wade Miley.