Correa's RBI single in 9th gives Astros 4-3 win over Boston

HOUSTON (AP) With the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Carlos Correa had a straight-forward approach.

''I'm thinking, `I've got to finish this game,''' Correa said.

He did, hitting an RBI single to give the Houston Astros a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

After Boston tied it in the top of the inning, Aledmys Diaz led off the bottom with a double to left off Matt Barnes (2-1). Following walks to Alex Bregman and Michael Brantley, Correa hit a blooper down the right-field line over a five-man infield.

''I didn't really want to give the at-bat to Yuli (Gurriel),'' Correa said. ''A walk or a sac fly would get the job done. I'm not trying to do too much, I'm just trying to put the ball in play to right-center field and it happened to fall for a hit.''

Barnes said the issues in the ninth were on him.

''I just stunk,'' Barnes said. ''Flat out. I couldn't command stuff. ... I just didn't execute enough pitches. I left stuff over the middle of the plate or I wasn't around the plate enough.''

The winner was Correa's first since June 23, 2018, against the Royals

''Once I hit it, I knew it was going to stay fair,'' Correa said. ''It was on a line over the first baseman. That's why I started celebrating right when I hit it.''

After Roberto Osuna (3-0) loaded the bases, Christian Vazquez hit a two-run single for Boston to tie it at three.

Osuna recovered to strike out Steve Pearce and got Andrew Benintendi on a popup and a Mitch Moreland groundout to end the inning.

''That's situational hitting,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said. ''We have to put the ball in play there. First and third, we have to put the ball in play, and we didn't at least drive the ball through the infield. We didn't do the job, and we paid the price.''

The blown save ended a streak of 28 straight converted saves for Osuna.

''It's one of those days they attacked me early, but I was able to make the adjustment late in the inning and keep the leading run on third,'' Osuna said.

Josh Reddick and Tyler White hit RBI singles in the sixth for Houston, and Benintendi cut the lead to 2-1 with RBI single in the seventh.

The Astros answered with Gurriel's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.

''Certainly a big win for us and the way we came back,'' Houston manager AJ Hinch said. ''It's again proof that they're never out of a game. They're always in the game.''

Brad Peacock yielded four hits and struck out eight in six scoreless innings.

David Price lasted three batters and 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first due to flu-like symptoms. Price said he had been feeling sick for three or four days, with achiness all over, but he was trying to make pitches.

''I could have just ducked this start from the get go,'' Price said. ''I didn't want to do that. I didn't want to put us in that position. I went out there and tried to take the ball and (Cora) didn't like what he saw, so he took me out of the game. I wanted to stay in the game when he came out there. That's that.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: INF Brock Holt (shoulder) was scheduled to arrive in Houston prior to the game Saturday and could be activated from the injured list as early as Sunday. ... 2B Dustin Pedroia (knee) did not play Saturday and would not play in a rehabilitation assignment on Sunday, Cora said, adding that the Red Sox would check him out Monday. ''It's another red flag, Cora said. ''He didn't feel right yesterday. He's not going to push it. He's not going to make it worse,'' Cora said. ... RHP Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday that Cora characterized as ''really good''.

Astros: OF George Springer was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Hinch said he expected Springer will be out longer than the 10 days but no timetable was given. The Astros recalled OF Derek Fisher from Triple-A Round Rock to take Springer's spot on the roster. ... 2B Jose Altuve (hamstring) will start a rehabilitation assignment with Round Rock on Sunday. ... C Max Stassi left in the fifth with left knee discomfort.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3, 5.43 ERA) starts Sunday in the finale of the three-game series.

Astros: RHP Justin Verlander (8-1, 2.24) makes his 12th start Sunday 11 strikeouts shy of tying Cy Young for 21st on the all-time strikeouts list.

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  • W: R. Osuna (3-0)L: M. Barnes (2-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Betts RF40100111.292.407.487.8941.5
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R. Devers 3B41300010.326.391.492.8834.5
M. Chavis 2B42200012.277.368.546.9143.5
J. Bradley CF30000003.167.259.267.5251.0
C. Vazquez DH-C40120013.299.340.507.8482.5
S. Leon C20000000.167.286.262.5480.0
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  • b-struck out for Velazquez in the 9th
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A. Diaz 2B52200000.278.315.505.8206.0
A. Bregman 3B30100210.263.393.547.9402.5
M. Brantley LF40100103.327.375.548.9232.0
C. Correa SS41310112.294.357.551.9085.5
Y. Gurriel 1B41210004.262.302.412.7134.0
J. Reddick RF40210002.333.386.455.8403.0
T. White DH40210000.237.324.320.6443.0
M. Stassi C20000002.167.237.222.4600.0
R. Chirinos C20000012.246.378.475.853-0.5
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    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Benintendi (9), R. Devers (14)
    • RBI - A. Benintendi (21), C. Vazquez 2 (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Benintendi (15)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moreland 3 (3), X. Bogaerts 3 (3), C. Vazquez 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Diaz 2 (5)
    • RBI - C. Correa (34), Y. Gurriel (18), J. Reddick (15), T. White (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Gurriel (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Gurriel 4 (4), J. Reddick 2 (2), T. Kemp 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Benintendi (5)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Bogaerts-Chavis-Moreland)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price0.21000103.241.08-0.5
    C. Brewer2.15000105.321.681.5
    T. Lakins2.12221104.501.331.5
    H. Hembree0.21000003.041.23-1.0
    H. Velazquez2.02111205.401.393.0
    M. Barnes (L, 2-1)0.02112002.250.95-10.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Peacock6.04001803.191.0220.0
    H. Rondon (H, 7)0.21111002.601.21-3.0
    R. Pressly (H, 12)1.11000100.390.562.5
    R. Osuna (W, 3-0) (BS, 1)1.03221101.540.604.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Peacock6.0
    H. Rondon (H, 7)0.2
    R. Pressly (H, 12)1.1
    R. Osuna (W, 3-0) (BS, 1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 15-9, C. Brewer 45-30, T. Lakins 41-22, H. Hembree 5-5, H. Velazquez 26-17, M. Barnes 18-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Brewer 2-3, T. Lakins 5-1, H. Hembree 1-1, H. Velazquez 2-2
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 3, C. Brewer 11, T. Lakins 10, H. Hembree 3, H. Velazquez 9, M. Barnes 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Osuna
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 93-62, H. Rondon 22-12, R. Pressly 12-8, R. Osuna 21-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 5-5, R. Pressly 1-1, R. Osuna 1-1
    • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 23, H. Rondon 4, R. Pressly 4, R. Osuna 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Betts RF40100111.292.407.487.8941.5
    M. Moreland 1B50000026.228.320.550.870-1.0
    M. Barnes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    X. Bogaerts SS40000033.284.375.495.870-1.5
    R. Devers 3B41300010.326.391.492.8834.5
    M. Chavis 2B42200012.277.368.546.9143.5
    J. Bradley CF30000003.167.259.267.5251.0
    C. Vazquez DH-C40120013.299.340.507.8482.5
    S. Leon C20000000.167.286.262.5480.0
    a- J. Martinez PH00000100.302.390.512.9021.0
    H. Velazquez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- S. Pearce PH-1B10000012.175.247.250.497-0.5
    D. Price P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
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    T. Lakins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Hembree P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-walked for Leon in the 7th
    • b-struck out for Velazquez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Diaz 2B52200000.278.315.505.8206.0
    A. Bregman 3B30100210.263.393.547.9402.5
    M. Brantley LF40100103.327.375.548.9232.0
    C. Correa SS41310112.294.357.551.9085.5
    Y. Gurriel 1B41210004.262.302.412.7134.0
    J. Reddick RF40210002.333.386.455.8403.0
    T. White DH40210000.237.324.320.6443.0
    M. Stassi C20000002.167.237.222.4600.0
    R. Chirinos C20000012.246.378.475.853-0.5
    T. Kemp CF40000023.227.289.387.676-1.0
    B. Peacock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Rondon P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi (9), R. Devers (14)
      • RBI - A. Benintendi (21), C. Vazquez 2 (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Benintendi (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moreland 3 (3), X. Bogaerts 3 (3), C. Vazquez 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Diaz 2 (5)
      • RBI - C. Correa (34), Y. Gurriel (18), J. Reddick (15), T. White (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Gurriel (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Gurriel 4 (4), J. Reddick 2 (2), T. Kemp 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Benintendi (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Bogaerts-Chavis-Moreland)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price0.21000103.241.08-0.5
      C. Brewer2.15000105.321.681.5
      T. Lakins2.12221104.501.331.5
      H. Hembree0.21000003.041.23-1.0
      H. Velazquez2.02111205.401.393.0
      M. Barnes (L, 2-1)0.02112002.250.95-10.0
      Total8.01344450---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price0.2
      C. Brewer2.1
      T. Lakins2.1
      H. Hembree0.2
      H. Velazquez2.0
      M. Barnes (L, 2-1)0.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Peacock6.04001803.191.0220.0
      H. Rondon (H, 7)0.21111002.601.21-3.0
      R. Pressly (H, 12)1.11000100.390.562.5
      R. Osuna (W, 3-0) (BS, 1)1.03221101.540.604.5
      Total9.09333100---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Peacock6.0
      H. Rondon (H, 7)0.2
      R. Pressly (H, 12)1.1
      R. Osuna (W, 3-0) (BS, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 15-9, C. Brewer 45-30, T. Lakins 41-22, H. Hembree 5-5, H. Velazquez 26-17, M. Barnes 18-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Brewer 2-3, T. Lakins 5-1, H. Hembree 1-1, H. Velazquez 2-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 3, C. Brewer 11, T. Lakins 10, H. Hembree 3, H. Velazquez 9, M. Barnes 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Osuna
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 93-62, H. Rondon 22-12, R. Pressly 12-8, R. Osuna 21-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 5-5, R. Pressly 1-1, R. Osuna 1-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 23, H. Rondon 4, R. Pressly 4, R. Osuna 8
      • 9TH INNING
        Correa singled to right, Diaz scored, Bregman to third, Brantley to second34
        Vazquez singled to left, Devers and Chavis scored, Bradley to third33
      • 7TH INNING
        Gurriel reached on an infield single to first, Diaz scored, Brantley to second13
        Benintendi singled to right center, Chavis scored, Martinez to second12
      • 6TH INNING
        White singled to shallow center, Gurriel scored, Reddick to second02
        Reddick singled to right, Correa scored, Gurriel to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Pressly
        • R. Devers: Devers singled to left
        • M. Chavis: Chavis reached on an infield single to shortstop, Devers to second
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley hit by pitch, Devers to third, Chavis to second
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez singled to left, Devers and Chavis scored, Bradley to third
        • Steve Pearce hit for Hector Velazquez
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pearce struck out looking
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi fouled out to third
        • M. Betts: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked, Vazquez to second
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Foul, Moreland grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Barnes pitching
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Diaz doubled to deep left
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman walked
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked, Diaz to third, Bregman to second
        • C. Correa: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Correa singled to right, Diaz scored, Bregman to third, Brantley to second
      • 8TH INNING
        • R. Pressly Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts flied out to right
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland grounded out to first
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Velazquez Pitching:
        • T. White: Strike looking, Strike looking, White grounded out to third
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • T. Kemp: Ball, Kemp flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Hector Rondon relieved Brad Peacock
        • M. Chavis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Chavis singled to left center
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bradley flied out to center
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez flied out to center
        • J.D. Martinez hit for Sandy Leon
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez walked, Chavis to second
        • Ryan Pressly relieved Hector Rondon
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi singled to right center, Chavis scored, Martinez to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Martinez out at second, Martinez out at third
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Hector Velazquez pitching
        • A. Diaz: Diaz doubled to deep center
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman walked
        • M. Brantley: Brantley reached on fielder's choice to second, Diaz to third, Bregman out at second
        • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel reached on an infield single to first, Diaz scored, Brantley to second
        • J. Reddick: Reddick lined out to second
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Peacock Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland flied out to left
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts flied out to center
        • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Lakins Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brantley grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Correa walked
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Gurriel singled to left center, Correa to second
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reddick singled to right, Correa scored, Gurriel to third
        • Heath Hembree relieved Travis Lakins
        • T. White: White singled to shallow center, Gurriel scored, Reddick to second
        • R. Chirinos: Chirinos flied out to center
        • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Foul, Kemp grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Robinson Chirinos catching
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Leon popped out to shortstop
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Lakins Pitching:
        • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Diaz lined out to right
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Bregman grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Peacock Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Devers singled to center
        • M. Chavis: Foul, Ball, Chavis grounded out to first, Devers to second
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bradley flied out to deep left
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Travis Lakins relieved Colten Brewer
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Reddick grounded out to first
        • T. White: Foul, Foul, Ball, White grounded out to third
        • M. Stassi: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Stassi grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Peacock Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Foul, Leon grounded out to second
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi doubled to deep right
        • M. Betts: Betts singled to left, Benintendi to third
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to third, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • X. Bogaerts: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Brewer Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Diaz flied out to center
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bregman reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bregman out at second
        • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Correa singled to center, Brantley to third
        • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel lined out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Peacock Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Devers doubled to deep right
        • M. Chavis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Chavis struck out looking
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bradley flied out to shallow center
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Brewer Pitching:
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reddick singled to right
        • T. White: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, White singled to right center, Reddick to second
        • M. Stassi: Strike swinging, Stassi grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Reddick to third, White out at second
        • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Peacock Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Diaz flied out to right
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Brantley singled to center
        • Colten Brewer relieved David Price
        • C. Correa: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa reached on an infield single to shortstop, Brantley to second
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gurriel flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)