Before Friday, the Houston Astros had eclipsed 100 wins only once in the franchise's history. The first time was 1998 when the Astros went 102-60.
After Friday’s game at Fenway Park, the Astros now have two seasons with 100 wins after the 3-2 victory over the Red Sox. And now the Astros can make the franchise mark for wins with two more wins over Boston.
The Astros offense was almost solely Alex Bregman. Bregman had a double in the first inning, a RBI single in the third inning, and a two-run blast over the Green Monster in the fifth inning.
Derek Fisher scored on the RBI single from Bregman in the third inning. He beat out the throw from Mookie Betts in right*. I only say this fact to slightly call out Betts’ arm or praise Fisher. Or both.
Bregman was enough because the Astros pitching staff held the Red Sox to five hits.
Charlie Morton didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning. He gave up two doubles in the fifth to Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers to score a run. Morton then allowed the first two batters to reach in the sixth and a groundout by Dustin Pedroia scored a run.
Chris Devenski collected arguably one of the biggest outs of the Astros season with a force out of Hanley Ramirez to get out of a bases-loaded jam to end the sixth inning.
Juan Centeno threw out Brock Holt to end the eighth after Centeno knocked down a Will Harris pitch. The play was reviewed and upheld.
Ken Giles entered the game in the ninth and retired Betts and Moreland. But gave up double to Hanley Ramirez. But retired Rafael Devers on the first pitch to end the game.
Morton allowed two earned runs on four hits over 5 1⁄3 innings. Giles got his 34th save.
Bregman was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
*strider98 pointed out the Betts wasn’t in center field.