Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5

HOUSTON (AP) David Price wasn't great on Sunday night, and he didn't have to be. The best strike Boston threw to home plate came from left field, anyway.

Xander Bogaerts went deep twice for the first multihomer game of his career and had four RBIs, Andrew Benintendi threw out a runner trying to score and the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 6-5.

Bogaerts had just two homers entering Sunday's game. He ended an 0-for-14 skid when he connected off Joe Musgrove (4-6) to make it 1-0 with two outs in the first inning.

A two-run shot by Bogaerts in the sixth put the Red Sox up 3-2. Jackie Bradley Jr. added a two-run double later that inning.

The Astros cut the lead to 6-5 on an RBI single by Carlos Beltran with one out in the eighth inning. Jose Altuve was thrown out at home on that play by Benintendi , and then Yuli Gurriel struck out looking to end the inning and was ejected after arguing the call.

An inning later, catcher Christian Vazquez caught Houston's Derek Fisher stealing to end the game.

''Bogey offensively is the difference in this one, but our ability to throw the baseball on the defensive side is what preserved this win tonight,'' manager John Farrell said.

Price (2-1) got the win despite tying a season high by allowing eight hits with three runs and three walks in five-plus innings.

Price was asked to evaluate how he's pitched in the five games since coming off the disabled list on May 29.

''It's just been terrible,'' he said. ''It's been bad. It's not me. I can throw the baseball better. That's the bottom line.''

Houston pulled within 5-4 with homers from Jake Marisnick and George Springer in the sixth, but an RBI single by Bogaerts added an insurance run in the seventh.

Boston tied the New York Yankees atop the AL East. Craig Kimbrel allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for his 20th save.

James Hoyt plunked Mookie Betts in the right knee with one out in the seventh before hitting Dustin Pedroia in the back with a pitch. That caused home plate umpire Greg Gibson to issue warnings to both benches as Pedroia glared and yelled at Hoyt. Both managers came onto the field as Pedroia continue to scream and pointed at the mound before calming down and heading to first base.

Pedroia left the game in the bottom of the ninth and Farrell said the second baseman was getting X-rays at a local hospital after the game.

Betts was hit by a ball on his right elbow diving back to second base later in the inning and was favoring it the rest of the game.

Carlos Correa, Marisnick and Springer each hit a solo homer for the Astros, who went 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position and lost for the fifth time in seven games.

''They took advantage of almost all of their opportunities and we struggled in a couple of those,'' manager A.J. Hinch said.

Marisnick ended Price's night when he launched a fastball onto the train tracks beyond left field to start Houston's sixth. He was replaced by Heath Hembree, who ended a streak of 26 straight scoreless innings by Boston's bullpen when he allowed the homer to Springer to get Houston within 5-4.

Musgrove yielded six hits and five runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Correa sent Price's first pitch of the fifth inning into the seats in left field for his 13th home run to put Houston up 2-1.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, who has been out since injuring his knee on June 1, was doing well on Sunday, a day after throwing his second bullpen session and could increase his activity in the upcoming days.

Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel (pinched nerve in neck) will begin to play catch on Monday for the first time since going on the disabled list on June 5. ... RHP Lance McCullers (back soreness) will throw a bullpen Monday or Tuesday, and if that goes well he could come off the DL next weekend in Seattle. ... RHP Charlie Morton (strained back muscle) will also throw a bullpen on Monday and could begin a rehabilitation assignment soon after that. ... RHP Collin McHugh, who hasn't played all season because of an elbow injury, will go to Florida to begin training for several weeks before hopefully starting a rehabilitation assignment. ... OF Josh Reddick (concussion) will take batting practice on Monday and will likely return to the lineup Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: Hector Velazquez (1-1, 6.48 ERA) is scheduled to start for Boston in the first of three games at Kansas City on Monday. He'll make his second major league start after allowing one hit in 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in his last outing to get his first major league win.

Astros: Brad Peacock (3-1, 3.00) will start for Houston in the opener of a four-game series at Oakland on Monday. He allowed two hits and one run while striking out a season-high 10 in 4 2/3 innings in his last start.

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AstrosHOU46-24
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  • W: D. Price (2-1)L: J. Musgrove (4-6)S: C. Kimbrel (20)
  • HR: BOS - X. Bogaerts 2 (4), HOU - J. Marisnick (8), G. Springer (19), C. Correa (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41100000.279.360.498.8583.0
D. Pedroia 2B21000101.296.368.376.7432.0
P. Sandoval 3B0000-000.208.267.354.000-
X. Bogaerts SS42342001.318.370.465.83515.0
M. Moreland 1B40000041.275.367.472.839-2.0
H. Ramirez DH41100010.240.343.402.7451.5
A. Benintendi LF31100100.272.341.420.7603.0
J. Bradley CF40120021.250.343.456.7993.0
J. Rutledge 2B40100021.240.311.281.5930.0
C. Vazquez C40000012.305.336.407.743-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer RF42211100.282.356.552.9099.0
    J. Altuve 2B31200200.331.403.536.9396.0
    C. Correa SS51211006.308.382.526.9087.0
    B. McCann C30210110.277.366.494.8604.5
    M. Gonzalez 1B0000-000.311.403.585.000-
    C. Beltran DH40110113.239.289.422.7112.5
    Y. Gurriel 1B50200016.276.305.440.7453.5
    E. Gattis C0000-000.264.331.405.000-
    A. Bregman 3B40100123.244.320.391.7111.0
    D. Fisher CF50100016.286.412.500.912-0.5
    J. Marisnick CF31111011.258.337.538.8745.5
    a- N. Aoki LF20000012.267.313.329.641-0.5
    • a-struck out for Marisnick in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Bradley (9)
    • HR - X. Bogaerts 2 (4)
    • RBI - X. Bogaerts 4 (30), J. Bradley 2 (29)
    • 2-Out RBI - X. Bogaerts (10), J. Bradley 2 (12)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Altuve (20), Y. Gurriel 2 (16)
    • HR - G. Springer (19), C. Correa (13), J. Marisnick (8)
    • RBI - G. Springer (44), C. Correa (43), B. McCann (36), C. Beltran (30), J. Marisnick (16)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. Pedroia (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. Fisher
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (5)
    • DP - M. Moreland, D. Pedroia, X. Bogaerts
    FIELDING
    • DP - Y. Gurriel, A. Bregman
    PITCHERSIPHERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (W, 2-1)5.0833325.141.399.5
    H. Hembree 1.0310113.941.50-0.5
    J. Kelly 1.0100201.201.133.0
    M. Barnes 0.1012003.411.26-3.0
    R. Scott 0.2101101.150.83-1.5
    C. Kimbrel (S, 20)1.0100100.850.449.5
    PITCHERSIPHERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Musgrove (L, 4-6)5.2652725.091.410.5
    J. Hoyt 0.2110105.091.22-1.5
    C. Devenski 0.2100102.660.86-0.5
    M. Feliz 2.0000103.381.096.5
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Price 2 (2)
    • HBP - D. Price (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 107-64, H. Hembree 19-12, J. Kelly 22-13, M. Barnes 15-6, R. Scott 13-6, C. Kimbrel 16-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 4-8, H. Hembree 1-0, J. Kelly 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 27, H. Hembree 5, J. Kelly 4, M. Barnes 3, R. Scott 3, C. Kimbrel 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Musgrove (2)
    • HBP - J. Hoyt 2 (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 90-61, J. Hoyt 15-8, C. Devenski 6-5, M. Feliz 26-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 2-7, M. Feliz 3-2
    • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 24, J. Hoyt 5, C. Devenski 2, M. Feliz 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    AstrosHOU46-24
    1000120105140
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF41100000.279.360.498.8583.0
    D. Pedroia 2B21000101.296.368.376.7432.0
    P. Sandoval 3B0000-000.208.267.354.000-
    X. Bogaerts SS42342001.318.370.465.83515.0
    M. Moreland 1B40000041.275.367.472.839-2.0
    H. Ramirez DH41100010.240.343.402.7451.5
    A. Benintendi LF31100100.272.341.420.7603.0
    J. Bradley CF40120021.250.343.456.7993.0
    J. Rutledge 2B40100021.240.311.281.5930.0
    C. Vazquez C40000012.305.336.407.743-0.5
    Total3368622107-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Springer RF42211100.282.356.552.9099.0
      J. Altuve 2B31200200.331.403.536.9396.0
      C. Correa SS51211006.308.382.526.9087.0
      B. McCann C30210110.277.366.494.8604.5
      M. Gonzalez 1B0000-000.311.403.585.000-
      C. Beltran DH40110113.239.289.422.7112.5
      Y. Gurriel 1B50200016.276.305.440.7453.5
      E. Gattis C0000-000.264.331.405.000-
      A. Bregman 3B40100123.244.320.391.7111.0
      D. Fisher CF50100016.286.412.500.912-0.5
      J. Marisnick CF31111011.258.337.538.8745.5
      a- N. Aoki LF20000012.267.313.329.641-0.5
      Total38514536827-----
      • a-struck out for Marisnick in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bradley (9)
      • HR - X. Bogaerts 2 (4)
      • RBI - X. Bogaerts 4 (30), J. Bradley 2 (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - X. Bogaerts (10), J. Bradley 2 (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Altuve (20), Y. Gurriel 2 (16)
      • HR - G. Springer (19), C. Correa (13), J. Marisnick (8)
      • RBI - G. Springer (44), C. Correa (43), B. McCann (36), C. Beltran (30), J. Marisnick (16)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Pedroia (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Fisher
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Benintendi (5)
      • DP - M. Moreland, D. Pedroia, X. Bogaerts
      FIELDING
      • DP - Y. Gurriel, A. Bregman
      PITCHERSIPHERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 2-1)5.0833325.141.399.5
      H. Hembree 1.0310113.941.50-0.5
      J. Kelly 1.0100201.201.133.0
      M. Barnes 0.1012003.411.26-3.0
      R. Scott 0.2101101.150.83-1.5
      C. Kimbrel (S, 20)1.0100100.850.449.5
      Total9.2155793---
      PITCHERSIPHERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Musgrove (L, 4-6)5.2652725.091.410.5
      J. Hoyt 0.2110105.091.22-1.5
      C. Devenski 0.2100102.660.86-0.5
      M. Feliz 2.0000103.381.096.5
      Total9.0862102---
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Price 2 (2)
      • HBP - D. Price (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 107-64, H. Hembree 19-12, J. Kelly 22-13, M. Barnes 15-6, R. Scott 13-6, C. Kimbrel 16-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 4-8, H. Hembree 1-0, J. Kelly 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 27, H. Hembree 5, J. Kelly 4, M. Barnes 3, R. Scott 3, C. Kimbrel 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Musgrove (2)
      • HBP - J. Hoyt 2 (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 90-61, J. Hoyt 15-8, C. Devenski 6-5, M. Feliz 26-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 2-7, M. Feliz 3-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 24, J. Hoyt 5, C. Devenski 2, M. Feliz 6
      • 8TH INNING
        Beltran singled to left, Springer scored, Altuve out at home, McCann to second65
      • 7TH INNING
        Bogaerts singled to center, Betts scored, Pedroia to second64
      • 6TH INNING
        Springer homered to left center54
        Marisnick homered to left center53
        Bradley doubled to deep right, Ramirez and Benintendi scored52
        Bogaerts homered to left, Pedroia scored32
      • 5TH INNING
        Correa homered to left12
      • 1ST INNING
        McCann singled to shallow right, Altuve scored, Correa to third11
        Bogaerts homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Marwin Gonzalez at first
        • Evan Gattis catching
        • J. Rutledge: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rutledge struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Vazquez grounded out to third
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Betts flied out to deep left
        • C. Kimbrel Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball
        • Craig Kimbrel relieved Robby Scott
        • Pablo Sandoval at third
        • Bregman struck out swinging
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fisher singled to center
        • N. Aoki: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Aoki lined out to left
        • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Ball, Fisher caught stealing, catcher to second
        • End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Michael Feliz relieved Chris Devenski
        • Norichika Aoki in left
        • Derek Fisher in center
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez popped out to second
        • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Bradley grounded out to second
        • Matt Barnes relieved Joe Kelly
        • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Springer walked
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Altuve walked, Springer to second
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Correa lined out to left
        • Robby Scott relieved Matt Barnes
        • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann walked, Springer to third, Altuve to second
        • C. Beltran: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Beltran singled to left, Springer scored, Altuve out at home, McCann to second
        • Marwin Gonzalez ran for Brian McCann
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Hoyt Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez flied out to deep center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts hit by pitch
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pedroia hit by pitch, Betts to second
        • Chris Devenski relieved James Hoyt
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to second, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Bogaerts singled to center, Betts scored, Pedroia to second
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Strike looking, Bogaerts stole second, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • Joe Kelly relieved Heath Hembree
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gurriel doubled to deep right
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bregman struck out looking
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fisher grounded out to first, Gurriel to third
        • Norichika Aoki hit for Jake Marisnick
        • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Aoki struck out swinging
        • End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts lined out to center
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pedroia walked
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts homered to left, Pedroia scored
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez singled to left
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ramirez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • James Hoyt relieved Joe Musgrove
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley doubled to deep right, Ramirez and Benintendi scored
        • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rutledge struck out swinging
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Ball, Marisnick homered to left center
        • Heath Hembree relieved David Price
        • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Springer homered to left center
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Altuve singled to left
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Correa grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Altuve out at second
        • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, McCann singled to left
        • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Beltran struck out looking
        • End of Inning (2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Foul, Rutledge lined out to second
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Vazquez flied out to center
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • C. Correa: Correa homered to left
        • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
        • C. Beltran: Foul, Beltran grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gurriel doubled to left center
        • A. Bregman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gurriel to third on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Bregman walked
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Fisher struck out swinging
        • End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • H. Ramirez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to first
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • G. Springer: Springer lined out to shortstop
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altuve lined out to second
        • End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Betts singled to center
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pedroia fouled out to first
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bogaerts lined into double play third to first, Betts out at first
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • B. McCann: Ball, McCann hit by pitch
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beltran walked, McCann to second
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel lined out to center
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Bregman reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, McCann out at third, Beltran to second
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Ball, Beltran to third, Bregman to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Fisher grounded out to first
        • End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to third
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Benintendi singled to shallow center
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Bradley struck out on foul tip
        • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Rutledge singled to left, Benintendi to second
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Vazquez struck out on foul tip
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Bregman singled to left center
        • D. Fisher: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Fisher reached on fielder's choice to first, Bregman out at second
        • J. Marisnick: Marisnick flied out to deep left
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Springer singled to left, Fisher to second
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Altuve walked, Fisher to third, Springer to second
        • C. Correa: Foul, Strike looking, Correa flied out to right
        • End of Inning (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts flied out to deep center
        • D. Pedroia: Pedroia lined out to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts homered to center
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Springer popped out to first
        • J. Altuve: Altuve doubled to left center
        • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Correa reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • B. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCann singled to shallow right, Altuve scored, Correa to third
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Beltran fouled out to right
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gurriel popped out to first
        • End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)