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The Houston Astros beat the Red Sox 4-3 on Friday night. It was a game interspersed with fine offensive moments (three solo shots for Boston) and horrendous defense. This is the third one-run game the teams have played in four games against each other in 2019.
Chris Sale was the starter for the Red Sox. He went six innings of two earned run baseball while striking out five and walking two. It was a decent outing that was tarnished by two errors made by Xander Bogaerts and Steve Pearce. Those runs were unearned.
The aforementioned solo shots were the only points of interest. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a homer off Ryan Presley, who before the round-tripper had a 40 inning scoreless streak. It is his third homer in five games. JBJ is back, friends.
Vazquez knocked his seventh of the season and Bogaerts hit his ninth.
The Boston Red Sox take on the Houston Astros at 7:15 p.m. eastern. David Price will make his second start since returning from the injured list.