Buchholz is on a roll, but the Red Sox need more performances from the rest of their staff to climb out of their deep hole.
Clay Buchholz went the distance while Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts carried the offense in a 6-1 Red Sox win against the Astros.
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 over the Houston Astro
Boston, Buchholz beat Astros
Clay Buchholz went the full nine innings (6 hits, 1 run, 8 strikeouts) and that was good enough for the Red Sox.
Red Sox leading Astros 3-0 in 5th
In his first game since May 23, Boston's Shane Victorino has a hit and scored a run. The Red Sox are threatening to score more against Collin McHugh in the 5th inning. Follow live
Beware: Panda Falling
Boston's Pablo Sandoval fell in the Astros dugout to catch ball in the fourth inning today. Clay Buchholz appreciates the effort, as he's allowed just one hit in four innings. Red Sox lead 2-0. Follow live
Victorino, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 24 with a calf strain, was activated Friday but not used in Bostonâ
The big takeaway for the Red Sox from their extra-inning defeat to the Astros? They showed fight, but they also showed they have more work to do.
The Boston Red Sox opened their final homestand before the All-Star break with a wild loss to the Houston Astros that had a little of everything.
First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker's hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Ho
Final: Astros 12, Red Sox 8 (10)
Carlos Correa went 3-for-6 with a home run and 2 RBIs as the Astros beat the Red Sox in extra innings, extending their win streak to five games. Box score
Astros jump in front
Houston put up four runs in the top of the 10th inning in Boston, taking a 12-8 lead over the Red Sox. The Astros are looking for their fifth consecutive win. Follow live
Bonus baseball in Boston
The Astros couldn't make Carlos Correa's go-ahead homer in the 8th hold up, and Houston and Boston will head to extra innings tied 8-8. The Red Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 games at Fenway. Follow live
Big Papi with big RBI
David Ortiz's 8th-inning double brought home Xander Bogaerts and pulled the Red Sox even with the Astros at 8-8. Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez both have 2 RBIs tonight, and both now have 41 on the season. Follow live
Correa unties game
After the Red Sox scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game at 7-7, Astros phenom Carlos Correa smashed his 6th HR of the season over the Green Monster, giving Houston a 1-run lead in the 8th. Follow live
Long, long gone for Hanley Ramirez
This one almost went right over the Green Monster, instead landing in the very last row to put the Red Sox up 1-0 over the Astros in the 2nd. Follow live
In a series of roster moves on Friday, the Red Sox activated Shane Victorino, placed Blake Swihart on the disabled list and optioned Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from DL
The OF hadn't played in the majors since May 24 because of a calf strain, but he's activated for the weekend series vs. Houston. Boston also placed catcher Blake Swihart on the DL with a sprained toe.
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AL West leader Houston, currently riding a 4-game winning streak, is listed as a slight underdog (+114) to Justin Masterson and AL East cellar-dweller Boston. Complete list
After winning consecutive series over the Rays and Blue Jays, the Red Sox -- despite their first-half woes -- have built momentum in the AL East race.
Lopsided losers (11-2) to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Boston responded with their biggest inning of the season, an eight-run, first-inning eruption.
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