clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Red Sox 10, Astros 9: Astros miscues gift slugfest to Red Sox

New, 41 comments

The Astros offense picks up Chris Devenski after a rough start but can't close the deal.

Jim Rogash/Getty Images

The Houston Astros gave up 33 runs over four games against the high-powered Boston Red Sox. 10 of those runs came on Sunday in a 10-9 win for Boston.

Arguably three of those runs could have been put on the Astros outfield, especially Carlos Gomez, as he had  iscommunication and a noon sun to fight with. His error led directly to game-changing runs for the Red Sox.

Boston was finally the team to rough up Chris Devenski in the major leagues. After a long stretch of solid work out of the bullpen and starting, Devenski gave up six runs over two innings on five hits.

The Red Sox scored first in the game on a throwing error by Jason Castro and a double by Hanley Ramirez allowed Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia to score.

Luis Valbuena answered back with a three-run home run in the second to put Houston up 3-2.

Gomez's first error started the Red Sox rally in the second. Josh Ruthledge picked up a double after Gomez lost the ball in the sun, scoring on a Ryan Hanigan single. Xander Bogaerts put the Red Sox up 6-3 with a two-run home run.

Carlos Correa hits his second home run in as many days out of Fenway Park in the third to whip away at the Red Sox lead.

Ramirez and Rutledge scored on a Hanigan single against Mike Fiers, who replaced Devenski in the third inning. Boston led 8-4.

Valbuena came through again with a double with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, scoring Jose Altuve and George Springer with two outs.

The bases were loaded again in the inning for Preston Tucker but he couldn't break through.

Altuve put himself 90 feet away in the sixth inning with his speed, beating out a double play ball and stealing second and third. Altuve scored on a throwing error by Rutledge with Carlos Correa at bat. Correa scored on a double from Colby Rasmus off the Green Monster.

Tyler White continued the RBI party with a single to score Rasmus.

The seventh is when the wheels fell off. With two outs and a man on, a Hanigan fly ball fell between Carlos Gomez and George Springer -- allowing the game-tying run to score.

Mookie Betts hit a triple to score Hanigan to put Boston up 10-9. The Astros would go down in order over the final six batters.