BOSTON (WGGB) – Saturday night’s match-up in Boston featured the team with the best record in baseball against the team with the A.L.’s worst. The first-place Red Sox were keeping their bats hot going into Game 3 of the series against the hapless Houston Astros.
However, it was the Astros who struck first. A bases-loaded walk and a sac fly got Houston out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. After that, it was all Red Sox.
Boston struck back in the bottom of the second, starting with a two-RBI single from Jacoby Ellsbury. David Ortiz followed with a double, knocking in two more to give the Sox a 4-2 lead.
Ortiz finished with three RBI and the Red Sox would hit four doubles in the game.
Houston cut it to 5-3 in the 7th when Boston got three RBI-singles from Steven Drew, Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia. The Red Sox went on to win it, 8-4.
Felix Doubront (3-0) went 6.2 innings, getting eight strike-outs to keep his record perfect on the season. The Red Sox improved to 17-7 on the season and will send John Lackey to the mound in the final game of the series tomorrow at 1:35 p.m.