Xander Bogaerts homered twice in the first game of several strokes of his career and added four RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox in a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Bogaerts came into the game with just two homers this season. He finished with a 14-innings streak when he hit Joe Musgrove (4-6) to make it 1-0 with two outs in the first inning.
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A Bogaerts two-run homer in the sixth set Boston 3-2 up. Jackie Bradley Jr. later added a double of two races in that same inning.
Houston reduced the deficit to 5-4 with Jake Marisnick and George Springer in the sixth, but a single Bogaerts tug took Boston’s lead in the seventh.
David Price (2-1) won despite conceding eight hits with three runs and three innings in just over five innings. Craig Kimbrell admitted a hit in a ninth inning for his 20th save.
For the Red Sox, the Hanley Ramirez of 4-1 with an annotated one. The Puerto Rican Christian Vazquez 4-0.
For the Astros, the Venezuelan Jose Altuve of 3-2 with an annotated one. The Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa of 5-2 with an annotated and a towed; Carlos Beltrán 4-1 with a powered. The Cuban Yulieski Gurriel of 5-2.