The Red Sox won their fourth-straight game after dismantling the Houston Astros 9-4 at Fenway Park on Thursday night.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia had himself a night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI, leading the offensive charge for the ball club. Brock Holt and David Ortiz added two hits apiece from the top of the lineup, putting a ton of pressure on the Astros pitchers.
Allen Webster picked up the win, going six innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts, moving his record to 3-1 on the season. While it wasn’t his best start with the big club, Webster did just enough to keep Boston on top and gutted out six innings without his best stuff.
Though he left the game a couple of days ago with an injury to his hand, Yoenis Cespedes was back in the lineup, easing concern about his ailment, though he did finish 0-for-5.
Scott Feldman took the loss for the Astros, giving him a 6-9 mark on the season. Feldman tossed 5.1 innings, surrendering seven earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out just one.
The Red Sox are carrying some momentum into this weekend set and are looking to finish this season with some dignity after a poor first three-quarters of the year. Taking the mound for Boston tonight is Clay Buchholz, a man looking for his first quality start in quite some time. He squares off against Dallas Keuchel, arguably Houston’s best starter, at Fenway Park with a start-time of 7:10 p.m. EST.