Saturday night’s Major League Baseball action featured a battle between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros. Thanks to Houston’s Carlos Correa, the matchup went to the home team by a final of 4-3. The game also featured an early exit for one of the Red Sox aces.
Per the Houston Chronicle, it was Carlos Correa’s walk-off RBI single in the ninth that lifted the Astros past the Red Sox. Correa finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate including the heroic RBI single. His teammates provided another 10 hits throughout the game. That included two doubles from Aledmys Diaz. There were RBIs from Josh Reddick, White, and Yuli Gurriel as well.
Tyler White and On the opposing side, the Red Sox got a major performance from several batters. Rafael Devers had three hits and a run, but no RBIs. Designated hitter and catcher Christian Vazquez provided two RBIs, while Andrew Benintendi gave the visitors their other.
David Price started on the mound, but made an early exit, as he threw a strikeout and gave up one hit in 0.2 innings of work. The next six Boston pitchers gave up 12 more hits and the game to the home team.
Meanwhile, Brad Peacock had a solid outing on the mound. He threw for six innings and tallied eight strikeouts while allowing zero runs. Roberto Osuna would pick up the win, even though he gave up three hits and two runs, while Matt Barnes ended up with the loss for the Red Sox.
According to a report from Sporting News, Boston’s David Price left after facing only three batters in the game. His sole strikeout was Astros star Alex Bregman but he gave up his one hit to Michael Brantley. After Brantley’s single, Alex Cora was the next batter, but Price was replaced by Colten Brewer.
At the time of Sporting News’ report, it was unknown exactly what Price’s injury was. However, he had an elbow injury earlier this month which had him on the injured list.
With the latest victory, the Houston Astros now move to 35-18 and lead the American League West division by 7.5 games over the Oakland Athletics. The Boston Red Sox (27-25) are sitting 7.5 games behind the division-leading New York Yankees (34-17) in the American League East.
The two teams were set to resume their series on Sunday (May 26). The afternoon game was set for a start time of 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time (1:10 p.m. local time) in Houston.