It took 10 innings, but the Houston Astros snapped the Red Sox four-game win-streak, beating the home club 5-3 in extras at Fenway Park.
Boston has been playing some of its best baseball as of late, somewhat of a surprise considering there fresh-faced roster and collection of new players since their active trade deadline. One of those acquisitions, Yoenis Cespedes, smacked a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the Red Sox on top.
However, Houston scored a run in both the top of the seventh and eighth inning that tied the score at three and helped send the game into extra-innings. The Astros were able to push across two runs in the top of the 10th off of struggling Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow, and Houston was able to end Boston’s longest winning-streak in quite some time.
Clay Buchholz had a flash of his former self, tossing seven innings, allowing just two earned runs on seven hits and two walks while recording nine strikeouts. The location of his pitches and the pacing of his night was what we are used to seeing from the only remaining starter from last year’s squad.
Breslow took the loss for Boston while Tony Sipp got the win for Houston. Rubby De La Rosa takes the mound for the Red Sox in tonight’s matchup with the Astros with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EST at Fenway Park. It is always a pleasure watching Ruby and something tells me we are in for a great start from the newbie.