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The Boston Red Sox keep losing to the Houston Astros by one measly run. One measly run. The Astros narrowly squeaked past the Red Sox with a walk-off 4-3 victory Saturday night. This game was also defined by an early exit by starter David Price.
Price, who was making his second start since coming off the injured list, left the contest in the first inning with flu-like symptoms. It was a scary moment for the Red Sox, as fear that it was an injured elbow made rounds through Boston’s fandom. Per Pete Abraham, Alex Cora says he will now start Tuesday or Wednesday against the Indians.
Consequently, the bullpen had to step up and pitch the remaining eight innings. They did fairly well, considering the workload they had to carry. Matt Barnes, the most trusted Red Sox reliever, surprisingly blew the save. He gave up an early double to Aledmys Diaz down the line. After that, Carlos Correa followed with a walk-off single.
Rafael Devers was the offensive MVP for the Sox. He went 3-4 with a double, which was just one of two extra-base hits for Boston.