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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

A ground-rule two-RBI double in the top of the tenth inning by Jake Marisnick helped lift the Houston Astros to a 5-3 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday night.

Clay Buchholz threw seven strong innings and Yoenis Cespedes drove in a pair of runs as the Red Sox.

Cespedes (pictured) hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, his 20th of the season and first at Fenway in a Red Sox uniform, to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. The Astros tied the game with single runs in the fifth and seventh innings before Brock Holt gave Boston a 3-2 lead with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh. The Astros tied the game in the top of the eighth.

Buchholz allowed two runs over seven innings on seven hits and two walks while striking out nine in earning his third straight no-decision.

Dustin Pedroia left the game in the top of the ninth inning with discomfort in his right foot; he had fouled a pitch off it back in the fourth. A post-game scan was negative and Pedroia was listed after the game as day-to-day.

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Jim Monaghan 8/16/2014 09:26:00 AM Edit
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