“I was sitting on a changeup”.
“I was scared”, he said with a laugh. After shortstop Xander Bogaerts struck out to begin the bottom half of the inning, first baseman David Ortiz worked a valuable walk, and Ramirez responded to the echoes of “Hanley!” Houston still has the 2nd best record in all of the American League, but they may be starting to look over their shoulders at a home Angels team that is now just 4 games behind the.
Thats a big man going over a small railing, he said. Sure. Although he’s not a top prospect, Ramirez has a skill set that should get him multiple chances in major league pens. “We had just enough at the end”, Houston manager A.J.
“I wasn’t really feeling too many nerves out there”, he said. “And we’ve had a little bit of turnover on that bullpen and some guys pressed into action that we need to get a fresh arm here”. Sandoval popped out to shortstop Correa. It was his first three-hit game since April 19, 2014 against the Yankees.
Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval made a catch of a foul pop near the Astros’ dugout before falling over the railing.
Trailing 3-1 in the seventh, the Astros went ahead on the back-to-back homers over the Monster off Alexi Ogando. Correa’s went to left-center before Gattis’ barely cleared the wall.
Boston was aided by errors on consecutive plays in taking a 3-1 lead against Will Harris. Third baseman Luis Valbuena walked to lead off the inning and was transferred to second on a one-out single by Gonzalaz.
Clay Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out of a shutout as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss with a 6-1 victory Saturday. He’s allowed one run or none in four of his six starts.
Noe Ramirez (0-1), making his major league debut, hit Altuve with a pitch leading off the 10th, and Altuve took third on Napoli’s error. “But what you do see is a swing path that I think is still more consistent than it was a year ago”.
Hanley Ramirez hit his 17th homer for the Red Sox, who returned home following a 5-2 trip.
Ortiz has been platooned at first when the Red Sox face right-handers in interleague games. Following his successful return to starting last Sunday, Masterson cruised through the first three innings, and the idea that the right-hander had in fact turned his season around percolated in the back of the mind. He played in place of the slumping Mike Napoli. Altuve stole second. Correa homered to left on a 2-2 count, Altuve scored. He got a standing ovation from the crowd.
Astros: RHP Collin McHugh (9-3) is slated to start Saturday. But Colby Rasmus and Jon Singleton struck out to strand him. “I didn’t call it”.
With the game tied at one in the sixth inning, the Red Sox took advantage of some spotty Astros defense. The Astros have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs.
– Ogando’s two home runs allowed snapped a scoreless streak that had reached 15 1/3 innings.
Red Sox: OF Daniel Nava, on the 15-day DL since May 26 with a strained left thumb, is on a rehab stint with Triple-A Pawtucket. He’s 0 for 9 with four strikeouts in the first two games of a weekend series against Houston.