Chavis homers, Red Sox snap Astros' 10-game win streak

BOSTON (AP) Michael Chavis pointed to a young boy in the press box, letting him know how impressed he was that a 5-year-old announced his name so well.

Boston's rookie sparkplug then stepped to the plate and gave the kid something extra to be excited about.

Chavis homered on the next pitch after acknowledging the boy, Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Red Sox averted a series sweep against Houston with a 4-3 victory Sunday that snapped the Astros' 10-game winning streak.

''I heard a kid's voice and I looked up and I was so surprised,'' Chavis said after hitting his eighth homer in 25 major league games. ''I was impressed how confident he was. When I was a kid, I don't think I would have even done it. Right before I got in the box, I thought I should say good job.''

For an inning on Sundays, the Red Sox have kids announce players' names as they walk up to the plate.

Mookie Betts scored three runs for Boston, which lost the first two games in the first meeting with the Astros since beating them in the 2018 AL Championship Series.

Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer off Chris Sale for Houston, which is 13-4 in May.

''They played better today, they outhit us, but our at-bats against Sale were good,'' Astros manager AJ Hinch said. ''We'll see him again in five days.''

Houston outfielder George Springer, who began the day leading the American League with 17 homers, exited in the fifth with lower back stiffness. He took three big swings in the first inning, striking out. On the last two, Springer appeared to reach briefly for the lower right side of his back. He also struck out swinging his next two times up against Sale.

''My back stiffened up,'' Springer said. ''Not necessarily ideal. We'll see what happens. Hopefully, I'll feel better (Monday).''

Hinch said Springer will be re-evaluated in Houston and won't play Monday night.

In the seventh, Bogaerts' double off Framber Valdez (1-2) to deep left-center scored Betts scored from first base.

Sale struck out 10 in 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs and four hits with five walks. In his previous start, he became the first major league pitcher to strike out 17 batters in seven innings.

''It was kind of a weird day,'' he said. ''I was kind of all over the place. At times I felt like I was right where I wanted to be and other times, I was trying to just throw a strike.''

Marcus Walden (6-0) escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam and tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Brandon Workman got three outs for his first career save.

Trailing 3-1 in the fifth, the Red Sox scored twice with two outs against Wade Miley. Chavis homered over the Green Monster. Betts then doubled and scored on Bogaerts' single, a pop fly that dropped in shallow right field after second baseman Yuli Gurriel drifted out for it and got twisted around.

Correa drove a 94 mph fastball an estimated 448 feet into the center field bleachers, making it 3-1 in the third.

Miley gave up three runs in five innings.

YOU'RE FIRST, ROOK

Chavis batted leadoff for the first time, going 2 for 4.

''Just watching the other side, why not?'' Red Sox manager Alex Cora said in reference to Springer, the Astros' leadoff hitter. ''Swing hard and hit it out of the ballpark. We'll see what happens.''

The move gave Boston six right-handed batters at the top of the order against Miley, a lefty.

Asked if he was excited after the game, Chavis said: ''Yeah, of course. That probably means I'm going to get more at-bats. It's awesome.''

NICE HANDS, SKIP

Cora caught J.D. Martinez's soft foul ball standing on the second step of the dugout.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: C Robinson Chirinos was in the lineup after getting a scheduled day off. He was shaken up by a foul ball Friday, but stayed in the game.

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee soreness) was slated to play second base twice this week for Triple-A Pawtucket after being the DH in two games, which would give him four straight starts. He went 1 for 4 on Sunday. ''That's four in a row, but he was DH twice,'' Cora said. ''We need him to play second.'' ... C Sandy Leon is due back from paternity leave Monday after his wife gave birth to a daughter.

UP NEXT

Astros: RHP Brad Peacock (4-2, 4.01 ERA) is in line to start the opener of a four-game series at home against the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

Red Sox: LHP David Price (1-2, 3.75) is scheduled to come off the injured list Monday night at Toronto. He's been sidelined with left elbow tendinitis since May 3.

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  • W: M. Walden (6-0)L: F. Valdez (1-2)S: B. Workman (1)
  • HR: HOU - C. Correa (11), BOS - M. Chavis (8)
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G. Springer RF30000033.313.396.6541.050-1.5
T. Kemp LF20000001.220.277.390.6670.0
A. Bregman 3B11000310.269.389.569.9583.5
M. Brantley DH40000013.324.374.559.933-0.5
C. Correa SS41121011.295.357.578.9356.5
Y. Gurriel 2B31100110.269.313.419.7323.5
T. White 1B40000022.229.323.289.612-1.0
R. Chirinos C30000121.260.389.519.9090.0
J. Reddick LF-RF20200200.333.388.472.8608.0
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    M. Chavis 2B41211000.290.389.570.9597.0
    M. Betts RF43300001.298.408.491.8997.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40220002.275.374.479.8535.0
    J. Martinez LF40010013.308.390.521.9100.5
    C. Vazquez C40200001.316.363.535.8982.0
    S. Pearce 1B30100001.121.183.152.3351.0
    a- M. Moreland PH-1B10000001.225.320.558.8780.0
    R. Devers 3B40100013.306.377.429.8060.5
    E. Nunez DH30000011.173.192.240.432-0.5
    J. Bradley CF30000000.144.245.176.4210.0
    C. Sale P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Walden P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-flied out for Pearce in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Gurriel (12), J. Reddick 2 (8)
    • HR - C. Correa (11)
    • RBI - C. Correa 2 (30)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer 3 (3), T. Kemp, C. Correa
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts (12), X. Bogaerts (13)
    • HR - M. Chavis (8)
    • RBI - M. Chavis (22), X. Bogaerts 2 (28), J. Martinez (29)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Chavis (11), X. Bogaerts 2 (12)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - X. Bogaerts, J. Martinez 2 (2), C. Vazquez, R. Devers, E. Nunez
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Reddick (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - R. Devers (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Correa-Bregman-White)
    • E - A. Bregman (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Bogaerts-Pearce; Chavis-Bogaerts-Pearce)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Miley5.07320213.511.177.0
    F. Valdez (L, 1-2)1.23110104.421.47-5.5
    H. Rondon1.11000002.301.152.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Miley5.0
    F. Valdez (L, 1-2)1.2
    H. Rondon1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sale5.143351014.311.088.0
    M. Walden (W, 6-0)1.20001001.370.689.0
    M. Barnes (H, 6)1.00000101.420.743.5
    B. Workman (S, 1)1.00001202.210.9310.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sale5.1
    M. Walden (W, 6-0)1.2
    M. Barnes (H, 6)1.0
    B. Workman (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - W. Miley (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 89-55, F. Valdez 28-19, H. Rondon 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 7-6, F. Valdez 4-0, H. Rondon 2-1
    • Batters Faced - W. Miley 22, F. Valdez 8, H. Rondon 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Sale
    • HBP - C. Sale (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 106-63, M. Walden 18-10, M. Barnes 20-14, B. Workman 16-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 1-5, M. Walden 3-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Sale 26, M. Walden 4, M. Barnes 3, B. Workman 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    T. Kemp LF20000001.220.277.390.6670.0
    A. Bregman 3B11000310.269.389.569.9583.5
    M. Brantley DH40000013.324.374.559.933-0.5
    C. Correa SS41121011.295.357.578.9356.5
    Y. Gurriel 2B31100110.269.313.419.7323.5
    T. White 1B40000022.229.323.289.612-1.0
    R. Chirinos C30000121.260.389.519.9090.0
    J. Reddick LF-RF20200200.333.388.472.8608.0
    J. Marisnick CF30000025.291.341.544.8850.0
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      M. Chavis 2B41211000.290.389.570.9597.0
      M. Betts RF43300001.298.408.491.8997.0
      X. Bogaerts SS40220002.275.374.479.8535.0
      J. Martinez LF40010013.308.390.521.9100.5
      C. Vazquez C40200001.316.363.535.8982.0
      S. Pearce 1B30100001.121.183.152.3351.0
      a- M. Moreland PH-1B10000001.225.320.558.8780.0
      R. Devers 3B40100013.306.377.429.8060.5
      E. Nunez DH30000011.173.192.240.432-0.5
      J. Bradley CF30000000.144.245.176.4210.0
      C. Sale P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      M. Walden P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      M. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Workman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-flied out for Pearce in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Gurriel (12), J. Reddick 2 (8)
      • HR - C. Correa (11)
      • RBI - C. Correa 2 (30)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer 3 (3), T. Kemp, C. Correa
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (12), X. Bogaerts (13)
      • HR - M. Chavis (8)
      • RBI - M. Chavis (22), X. Bogaerts 2 (28), J. Martinez (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Chavis (11), X. Bogaerts 2 (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - X. Bogaerts, J. Martinez 2 (2), C. Vazquez, R. Devers, E. Nunez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Reddick (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - R. Devers (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Correa-Bregman-White)
      • E - A. Bregman (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Bogaerts-Pearce; Chavis-Bogaerts-Pearce)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Miley5.07320213.511.177.0
      F. Valdez (L, 1-2)1.23110104.421.47-5.5
      H. Rondon1.11000002.301.152.0
      Total8.01143031---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Miley5.0
      F. Valdez (L, 1-2)1.2
      H. Rondon1.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sale5.143351014.311.088.0
      M. Walden (W, 6-0)1.20001001.370.689.0
      M. Barnes (H, 6)1.00000101.420.743.5
      B. Workman (S, 1)1.00001202.210.9310.0
      Total9.04337131---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sale5.1
      M. Walden (W, 6-0)1.2
      M. Barnes (H, 6)1.0
      B. Workman (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - W. Miley (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 89-55, F. Valdez 28-19, H. Rondon 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 7-6, F. Valdez 4-0, H. Rondon 2-1
      • Batters Faced - W. Miley 22, F. Valdez 8, H. Rondon 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Sale
      • HBP - C. Sale (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 106-63, M. Walden 18-10, M. Barnes 20-14, B. Workman 16-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 1-5, M. Walden 3-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Sale 26, M. Walden 4, M. Barnes 3, B. Workman 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Bogaerts doubled to deep center, Betts scored34
      • 5TH INNING
        Bogaerts singled to right center, Betts scored33
        Chavis homered to left32
      • 3RD INNING
        Correa homered to center, Bregman scored31
      • 2ND INNING
        Gurriel scored, Reddick to third, Marisnick to second on wild pitch11
      • 1ST INNING
        Martinez grounded out to shortstop, Betts scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brandon Workman relieved Matt Barnes
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reddick walked
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • T. Kemp: Kemp lined out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Matt Barnes relieved Marcus Walden
        • C. Correa: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel lined out to second
        • T. White: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, White flied out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Rondon Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Vazquez singled to left
        • Mitch Moreland hit for Steve Pearce
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Moreland flied out to right
        • R. Devers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Devers grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Vazquez out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Walden Pitching:
        • T. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
        • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Brantley grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bregman out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Valdez Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to second
        • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Chavis singled to left
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Betts reached on fielder's choice to right, Chavis out at second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts doubled to deep center, Betts scored
        • Hector Rondon relieved Framber Valdez
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel doubled to deep center
        • T. White: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reddick walked, Gurriel to third, Chirinos to second
        • Marcus Walden relieved Chris Sale
        • J. Marisnick: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Marisnick grounded into double play shortstop to first, Reddick out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Framber Valdez relieved Wade Miley
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pearce singled to left
        • R. Devers: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Nunez reached on fielder's choice to second, Pearce out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Bregman struck out looking
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley flied out to left
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Correa flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tony Kemp in left field
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nunez popped out to third
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to second
        • M. Chavis: Chavis homered to left
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Betts doubled to deep right center
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts singled to right center, Betts scored
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Chirinos struck out looking
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Foul, Foul, Reddick doubled to left center
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Reddick stole third, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez flied out to center
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Vazquez singled to center
        • S. Pearce: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Pearce flied out to deep left
        • R. Devers: Devers fouled out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bregman walked
        • M. Brantley: Brantley flied out to deep right
        • C. Correa: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Correa homered to center, Bregman scored
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • T. White: White lined out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to second
        • M. Chavis: Chavis grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts singled to left
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gurriel walked
        • T. White: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos popped out to second
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Reddick doubled to deep left, Gurriel to third
        • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Marisnick hit by pitch
        • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel scored, Reddick to third, Marisnick to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pearce lined out to left
        • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Devers singled to left
        • E. Nunez: Devers out at first, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
        • C. Correa: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Correa reached on fielder's choice to third, Bregman out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • M. Chavis: Ball, Chavis lined out to shortstop
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts singled to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts reached on fielder's choice to third, Betts to second on 3rd baseman Bregman fielding error
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Betts to third, Bogaerts to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martinez grounded out to shortstop, Betts scored
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)