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Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Jackie Bradley Jr's RBI single in the top of the 12th inning help lift the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

At this rate, the bullpen will be shot by Mother's Day.

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Red Sox starter Henry Owens (pictured) couldn't get through the fourth inning, and Craig Kimbrel served up a two-out, game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to Colby Rasmus (let's walk him from now on, okay?) that allowed Sunday night's affair turn into a 5+ hour mess.

Bradley's 12-inning base hit was set up by a 13-pitch at bat by Ryan Hanigan against Ken Giles that resulted in a walk.

Kimbrel's implosion aside, the Boston bullpen pitched well. Matt Barnes, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara and Heath Hembree combined for 7.2 scoreless innings.

Dustin Pedroia led the Red Sox with three hits; he finished a home run shy of the cycle. Mookie Betts, David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Hanigan and Bradley each had two.

Hanley also made a terrific play on a foul pop up along the right field line. His defense so far this season has been surprisingly good.

Xander Bogaerts was back in the lineup Sunday night; he sat out Saturday's game after being hit by a pitch Friday night.

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Jim Monaghan 4/25/2016 07:43:00 AM Edit
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