4 real? Four at bats that changed the game. Red Sox vs Astros 4-28-13

Game 25: Red Sox win 6-1
The Red Sox completed the four game sweep of Houston on Sunday afternoon, tying the club record for most wins in April. John Lackey, just off of the disabled list, looked messy in the first, but he settled down to pitch six strong innings to pick up his first win of the season. The Red Sox gathered more than ten hits for the forth straight game, and improved to 18-7, which is best in the majors. Here are the four at bats that changed the game:

1) Top of the first inning, and Houston attacks first. We all know walks come back to hurt teams, and today was no different, as Lackey gave two men free passes in the first. Ronny Cedeno took an 0-1 changeup up the middle to plate a run and put the Astros up 1-0. See the RBI single here.

2) Bottom of the first. For the second straight night, the Red Sox spotted Houston a lead but quickly atoned for their mistake. The Red Sox quickly put two men on base with a Daniel Nava double and Dustin Pedroia walk before David Ortiz singled to left field to score Pedroia and tie the game. See Papi's RBI here.

3) In the bottom of the forth inning, Mike Carp and Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled to get on base. Stephen Drew delivered by hitting a 94 mph fastball to the right field wall, scoring two and putting Boston up 3-1. See Drew's triple here.

4) Bottom of the firth inning, and two doubles and an error give the Red Sox a couple of more runs to complete the sweep. Houston's shortstop Marwin Gonzalez's error puts Nava on second base, and Pedroia's double plates Nava. Mike Carp then takes a curveball off of the Green Monster to score Pedroia and the Red Sox's lead climbs to 5-1. See Carp's double here.

The Red Sox's ten game homestand gave Boston seven wins, and hopefully they will carry this momentum to Toronto. Jon Lester and the Red Sox take on Brandon Morrow and the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre Tuesday at 7:07pm. They have tomorrow off.

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