Astros rally, overcome Price, Red Sox 6-3 for 6th win in row

BOSTON (AP) Astros manager AJ Hinch says his team is at its best when his players are putting together good at-bats one after another.

Against the Boston Red Sox, the Houston hitters did that - eventually.

Carlos Correa lofted a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Astros won their sixth straight game, rallying past Boston 6-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders.

The Red Sox, with the best record in the majors, had won three in row.

Boston starter David Price had allowed just one hit and retired 14 in a row when he went into the seventh with a 2-0 lead. He left after Alex Bregman's double and a walk and, after Ryan Brasier took over, the Astros scored three times. J.D. Martinez tied it with a single for his second RBI of the game.

Houston then scored three times in the eighth. Correa put the AL Central leaders ahead, a wild pitch by Joe Kelly (4-2) scored another run and Tyler White added an RBI single.

''Price was unbelievable tonight. He was throwing fastballs, cutters, both sides of the plate, changeup,'' Bregman said. ''It was good stuff by him, but it was a good team win by us. Happy to knock him out.

Ryan Pressly (2-1) got two outs and Roberto Osuna posted his 14th save. Astro starter Gerrit Cole went six innings, giving up five hits and two runs and striking out eight.

''We're in the ballgame. Guys don't give up at bats, whether the score is 9-0 or 0-0. It's just not the way they go about their business,'' Cole said. ''I'm really thankful that they do that and it makes it easier to sit there to having blown the lead but try to continue to throw quality innings. ... This is a team game and it was a great team win.''

Price tied a season-high with 10 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and two runs. Boston had won the previous nine games he had started.

''It's been a couple days since the last time I was out there. I thought I threw the ball pretty good,'' said Price, who returned from a bruised wrist. ''I lost it there in the seventh inning when I really needed to make pitches. And I wasn't able to do that.''

Yuli Gurriel's RBI double and Tony Kemp's two-run double off Brasier made it 3-2 the seventh.

Martinez put AL East-leading Boston in front 1-0 with a sacrifice fly that scored Mookie Betts.

Xander Bogaerts hit his 20th home run to open the Boston fourth. He had an opportunity to put up more runs in the fifth but struck out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora said LHP Chris Sale (mild left shoulder inflammation) will return to the rotation as the ''opener'' when Boston begins its three-game series against Toronto. Sale will be limited to about two innings for 40 pitches. ... Cora also announced that 2B Dustin Pedroia has been officially shut down for the remainder of 2018. Cora said the 35-year-old veteran had an additional arthroscopic surgery on his left knee while rehabbing in Arizona in July to cleanup some scar tissue. Pedroia had two initial procedures on the knee last October.

ROAD WARRIORS

Now 48-21 away from Houston, the Astros own the majors' highest road winning percentage (.696). They are 13-4 in their last 17 road games.

INJURY TIMEOUT

There was about a 13-minute delay between at-bats in the second inning after home plate umpire Brian O'Nora was escorted off the field after being hit int the face by a foul tip. James Hoye moved from first base and took his place behind the plate. They went with a three-person crew the rest of the game.

UP NEXT

Astros: RHP Charlie Morton is 0-1 with a 4.60 ERA and 17 strikeouts in three career starts against Boston.

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (12-3) is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three career outings (three starts) against Houston.

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  • W: R. Pressly (2-1)L: J. Kelly (4-2)S: R. Osuna (14)
  • HR: BOS - X. Bogaerts (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
  •  6.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 SO, 101 P
  •  6.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 97 P
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF51200020.260.341.437.7782.0
J. Altuve 2B51100022.317.382.450.8321.0
A. Bregman 3B32200100.300.401.560.9616.0
C. Correa SS30010022.243.328.415.7430.0
T. White DH31110120.295.371.591.9623.0
Y. Gurriel 1B41210011.277.312.411.7234.5
J. Reddick LF40000014.240.311.381.692-0.5
M. Maldonado C20000011.222.277.354.631-0.5
a- T. Kemp PH10120000.279.369.411.7804.0
B. McCann C10100000.209.292.319.6111.0
J. Marisnick CF40000012.211.272.400.672-0.5
  • a-doubled for Maldonado in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41300100.339.429.6271.0565.0
A. Benintendi LF50100006.292.372.481.8530.0
J. Martinez DH30120112.335.407.6391.0463.5
X. Bogaerts SS41111026.281.353.515.8695.0
M. Moreland 1B40000020.247.320.447.767-1.0
I. Kinsler 2B40100010.251.312.405.7170.5
E. Nunez 3B40100000.258.282.383.6641.0
S. Leon C20000020.190.249.300.549-1.0
a- B. Holt PH10000010.257.344.357.701-0.5
C. Vazquez C0000-000.216.257.303.000-
b- R. Devers PH10000012.242.299.420.719-0.5
B. Swihart C00000000.224.275.301.5770.0
J. Bradley CF21000213.229.309.399.7072.5
  • a-struck out for Leon in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Vazquez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Bregman (48), Y. Gurriel (30), T. Kemp (14)
  • SF - C. Correa (11)
  • RBI - C. Correa (62), T. White (31), Y. Gurriel (69), T. Kemp 2 (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Kemp 2 (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Correa, J. Reddick, M. Maldonado, J. Marisnick
BATTING
  • HR - X. Bogaerts (20)
  • SF - J. Martinez (5)
  • RBI - J. Martinez 2 (117), X. Bogaerts (90)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (41)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Martinez 2 (2), X. Bogaerts 5 (5), J. Bradley 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Benintendi (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Maldonado-Correa)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Nunez-Moreland)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Cole6.05222812.861.0316.0
C. McHugh (H, 9)0.10111101.960.85-1.5
R. Pressly (W, 2-1) (BS, 6)0.21001002.811.165.0
H. Rondon (H, 7)1.02000202.051.162.0
R. Osuna (S, 14)1.00000002.371.0210.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Cole6.0
C. McHugh (H, 9)0.1
R. Pressly (W, 2-1) (BS, 6)0.2
H. Rondon (H, 7)1.0
R. Osuna (S, 14)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Price6.122221003.571.1320.0
R. Brasier (BS, 1)0.22110001.750.94-3.0
J. Kelly (L, 4-2)1.04330104.131.28-8.5
T. Thornburg1.02000105.061.501.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Price6.1
R. Brasier (BS, 1)0.2
J. Kelly (L, 4-2)1.0
T. Thornburg1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Cole (9), R. Pressly (8)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 97-64, C. McHugh 12-7, R. Pressly 13-7, H. Rondon 16-13, R. Osuna 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 3-7, R. Pressly 1-1, H. Rondon 1-0, R. Osuna 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Cole 25, C. McHugh 2, R. Pressly 4, H. Rondon 5, R. Osuna 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Kelly (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 101-57, R. Brasier 10-7, J. Kelly 28-17, T. Thornburg 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 2-7, R. Brasier 1-1, T. Thornburg 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Price 23, R. Brasier 4, J. Kelly 7, T. Thornburg 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
  •  6.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 SO, 101 P
  •  6.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 97 P
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF51200020.260.341.437.7782.0
J. Altuve 2B51100022.317.382.450.8321.0
A. Bregman 3B32200100.300.401.560.9616.0
C. Correa SS30010022.243.328.415.7430.0
T. White DH31110120.295.371.591.9623.0
Y. Gurriel 1B41210011.277.312.411.7234.5
J. Reddick LF40000014.240.311.381.692-0.5
M. Maldonado C20000011.222.277.354.631-0.5
a- T. Kemp PH10120000.279.369.411.7804.0
B. McCann C10100000.209.292.319.6111.0
J. Marisnick CF40000012.211.272.400.672-0.5
Total356105021212-----
  • a-doubled for Maldonado in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41300100.339.429.6271.0565.0
A. Benintendi LF50100006.292.372.481.8530.0
J. Martinez DH30120112.335.407.6391.0463.5
X. Bogaerts SS41111026.281.353.515.8695.0
M. Moreland 1B40000020.247.320.447.767-1.0
I. Kinsler 2B40100010.251.312.405.7170.5
E. Nunez 3B40100000.258.282.383.6641.0
S. Leon C20000020.190.249.300.549-1.0
a- B. Holt PH10000010.257.344.357.701-0.5
C. Vazquez C0000-000.216.257.303.000-
b- R. Devers PH10000012.242.299.420.719-0.5
B. Swihart C00000000.224.275.301.5770.0
J. Bradley CF21000213.229.309.399.7072.5
Total34383141119-----
  • a-struck out for Leon in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Vazquez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Bregman (48), Y. Gurriel (30), T. Kemp (14)
  • SF - C. Correa (11)
  • RBI - C. Correa (62), T. White (31), Y. Gurriel (69), T. Kemp 2 (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Kemp 2 (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Correa, J. Reddick, M. Maldonado, J. Marisnick
BATTING
  • HR - X. Bogaerts (20)
  • SF - J. Martinez (5)
  • RBI - J. Martinez 2 (117), X. Bogaerts (90)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (41)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Martinez 2 (2), X. Bogaerts 5 (5), J. Bradley 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Benintendi (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Maldonado-Correa)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Nunez-Moreland)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Cole6.05222812.861.0316.0
C. McHugh (H, 9)0.10111101.960.85-1.5
R. Pressly (W, 2-1) (BS, 6)0.21001002.811.165.0
H. Rondon (H, 7)1.02000202.051.162.0
R. Osuna (S, 14)1.00000002.371.0210.0
Total9.08334111---
PITCHERSIP
G. Cole6.0
C. McHugh (H, 9)0.1
R. Pressly (W, 2-1) (BS, 6)0.2
H. Rondon (H, 7)1.0
R. Osuna (S, 14)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Price6.122221003.571.1320.0
R. Brasier (BS, 1)0.22110001.750.94-3.0
J. Kelly (L, 4-2)1.04330104.131.28-8.5
T. Thornburg1.02000105.061.501.5
Total9.010662120---
PITCHERSIP
D. Price6.1
R. Brasier (BS, 1)0.2
J. Kelly (L, 4-2)1.0
T. Thornburg1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Cole (9), R. Pressly (8)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 97-64, C. McHugh 12-7, R. Pressly 13-7, H. Rondon 16-13, R. Osuna 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 3-7, R. Pressly 1-1, H. Rondon 1-0, R. Osuna 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Cole 25, C. McHugh 2, R. Pressly 4, H. Rondon 5, R. Osuna 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Kelly (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 101-57, R. Brasier 10-7, J. Kelly 28-17, T. Thornburg 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 2-7, R. Brasier 1-1, T. Thornburg 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Price 23, R. Brasier 4, J. Kelly 7, T. Thornburg 4
  • 8TH INNING
    White singled to left, Bregman scored63
    Altuve scored, Bregman to third on wild pitch53
    Correa hit sacrifice fly to right, Springer scored, Altuve to third, Bregman to second43
  • 7TH INNING
    Martinez singled to left center, Bradley scored, Benintendi to third33
    Kemp doubled to left, White and Gurriel scored32
    Gurriel doubled to deep center, Bregman scored, White to third12
  • 4TH INNING
    Bogaerts homered to center02
  • 1ST INNING
    Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Blake Swihart catching
    • Tyler Thornburg relieved Joe Kelly
    • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, McCann singled to right
    • J. Marisnick: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
    • G. Springer: Springer singled to left, McCann to second
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Foul, Altuve grounded out to third, McCann out at third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Roberto Osuna relieved Hector Rondon
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts flied out to center
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Benintendi lined out to left
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Christian Vazquez catching
    • Joe Kelly relieved Ryan Brasier
    • G. Springer: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Springer singled to left center
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Altuve reached on an infield single to second, Springer to second
    • A. Bregman: Bregman singled to right, Springer to third, Altuve to second
    • C. Correa: Ball, Correa hit sacrifice fly to right, Springer scored, Altuve to third, Bregman to second
    • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Altuve scored, Bregman to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, White singled to left, Bregman scored
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
    • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Reddick flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hector Rondon relieved Ryan Pressly
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler singled to right center
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez reached on an infield single to pitcher, Kinsler to second
    • Rafael Devers hit for Christian Vazquez
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Bregman doubled to deep left
    • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
    • T. White: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, White walked
    • Ryan Brasier relieved David Price
    • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel doubled to deep center, Bregman scored, White to third
    • J. Reddick: Reddick fouled out to catcher
    • Tony Kemp hit for Martin Maldonado
    • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kemp doubled to left, White and Gurriel scored
    • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Marisnick grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian McCann catching
    • Collin McHugh relieved Gerrit Cole
    • Brock Holt hit for Sandy Leon
    • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bradley walked
    • Ryan Pressly relieved Collin McHugh
    • M. Betts: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bradley to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to first, Bradley to third, Betts out at second
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Martinez singled to left center, Bradley scored, Benintendi to third
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bogaerts flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • J. Marisnick: Ball, Marisnick fouled out to first
    • G. Springer: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
    • J. Altuve: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Altuve grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Moreland grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel lined out to right
    • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick flied out to deep left
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Leon struck out, reached on wild pitch
    • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts singled to center, Leon to second
    • A. Benintendi: Benintendi lined out to left
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked, Leon to third, Betts to second
    • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bregman popped out to second
    • C. Correa: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Correa flied out to center
    • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, White struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts homered to center
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Moreland grounded out to first
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler lined out to right
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nunez lined out to right
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • J. Marisnick: Marisnick lined out to left
    • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Altuve struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Betts reached on an infield single to third, Bradley to second
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi lined out to left
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • T. White: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
    • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel singled to center
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
    • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Maldonado grounded into fielder's choice to second, Gurriel out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike swinging, Kinsler popped out to shortstop
    • E. Nunez: Nunez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Springer popped out to second
    • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Altuve struck out looking
    • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
    • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts singled to right center
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi singled to left, Betts to third
    • J. Martinez: Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored
    • X. Bogaerts: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)