Recap - Sox Pen Can't Contain Astros

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Astros scored four runs in the fifth inning and another two in the sixth, coming from behind to beat the Red Sox 7-6 at Fenway Park on Friday night.

Matt Barnes took the loss in relief, allowing a two-run, go-ahead home run to his former college teammate George Springer in the sixth.

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The loss snapped a five-game Boston winning streak.

The Red Sox took a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a two-RBI double by Ryan Hanigan, another RBI double by Jackie Bradley, Jr., a wild pitch, and a run-scoring single by Mookie Betts.

Boston did not score again until Travis Shaw's (pictured) solo home run in the sixth.

The Red Sox were in double digits in hits again with eleven. JBJ led the way with three; his hitting streak is up to nineteen games. Xander Bogaerts and Shaw each had a pair.

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