Boston 7, Houston 2

Date - Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:35 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Jordan Baker,
Attendance - 30093

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Boston 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 7-15 4-8 3-7 L1
Boston 15-7 8-5 7-2 W2

Recap


Red Sox 7, Astros 2:
Red-hot David Ortiz had three hits and hit his first homer of the season while Clay Buchholz struck out 10 and became the first five-game winner in baseball as host Boston won the opener of the four-game series.

Buchholz (5-0) allowed two runs and six hits, and retired 11 straight batters before Jose Altuve ended his night with a two-out single in the eighth. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ortiz had two RBIs apiece - one each in a four-run first inning - for first-place Boston, which is 11-0 when scoring first.

Philip Humber (0-5) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings as the Astros began a seven-game road trip, which will also take them to Yankee Stadium, with their sixth straight loss away from home. Fernando Martinez had a career-high three hits for Houston.

Dustin Pedroia delivered an RBI single with one out in the first, stole second uncontested and scored on Ortiz's blistering line-drive to right field. With two outs, Mike Carp's broken-bat hit eluded first baseman Carlos Pena and went for an RBI double and Saltalamacchia followed with a line shot up the middle to plate Carp and make it 4-0.

Ortiz gave the Red Sox a 5-2 lead when he led off the third inning with a blast into the center field bleachers. Boston added two runs in the fifth as Saltalamacchia delivered a two-out single and Will Middlebrooks followed with a run-scoring double.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ortiz, who missed the first 15 games of the season because of heel injuries and was rested in two others, is 11-for-20 with five RBIs in five contests. ... Boston RHP Daniel Bard, who was recalled from Double-A Portland on Wednesday, pitched a scoreless ninth inning in his season debut and 200th career relief appearance. ... Humber is 4-10 with a 7.54 ERA in 29 games since throwing a perfect game at Seattle on April 21, 2012. He has allowed 15 runs in his last two starts covering five innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Boston
Philip Humber Player Clay Buchholz
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 7.2
5 Strikeouts 10
10 Hits 6
13.50 ERA 2.35
Hitting
Houston   Boston
Fernando MartinezPlayer David Ortiz
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 0 9 .219 11 11 1 2 1 1
Boston 11 1 18 .324 13 8 7 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Houston. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Astros have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .214 after a loss.