Altuve led off the third with his home run off the train tracks above the left-center field facade, and Beltran followed three batters later with his ninth home run of the season to put Houston ahead 6-0.
Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, foreground, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello, back right, watches the ball leave the yard during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Houston.
Boston’s offense only recorded 7 hits in the affair with second-basemen Dustin Pedroia being the only member of the Red Sox to have a multi-hit game.
NATIONALS 7, METS 4 Trea Turner hit a leadoff home run and visiting Washington backed Stephen Strasburg with three long balls, beating NY to stay undefeated at Citi Field this season. The Astros would tie in the bottom of the frame when Brian McCann singled home Jose Altuve.
“He’s a guy that has a good sinker”, Beltran said of Porcello. It’s not that it’s not unbelievable. “Today, we got good pitches in the middle of the plate”. “For me to be successful that time, is definitely something I take pride in”. “But I got lucky that I was able to get another one in there”. But the more puzzling move came an inning later when Red Sox manager John Farrell sent Pomeranz out to attempt the seventh inning. “It wasn’t pitched tight”.
Price allowed three runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.
ATHLETICS 5, YANKEES 2 Ryon Healy went deep twice for his third multi-home run game in two weeks, Matt Joyce also hit a long ball and host Oakland beat NY.
“That was a great performance”, Hinch said. “He stayed very calm in his approach”.
“My curveball was the best pitch even when I wasn’t throwing it for strikes, I think that was working today”, Paulino said. It wasn’t until Correa led off the fifth inning with his homer that Houston capitalized on the opportunities. No need to remember your password or log in, just click.
Pirates 4, Cubs 3: Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a two-run homer and Andrew McCutchen hit his 12th home run of the season.
After a scoreless second inning, the Astros added three more runs in the third.
Hanley Ramirez singled with two outs. Keuchel has been on the 10-day disabled list since June 5 with neck discomfort; McCullers since June 9 with lower back discomfort.
Red Sox: LHP David Price (1-1) will try to build on his last outing when he allowed three runs in six innings when he starts the finale of the three-game series Sunday night. Musgrove is only 2-5 with a 5.05 ERA at home in 2017 entering his first start against Boston – a far cry from the 3-1 record and 1.75 ERA he posted at Minute Maid Park in six late-season games (five starts) previous year.
He clubbed a two-run shot in the sixth inning to spark a four-run frame and added an RBI single in the seventh that scored Mookie Betts with what proved to be the decisive run.