Recap - The Good Drew Pomeranz Shows Up

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Houston Astros have the best record in baseball, are fourth in runs scored in MLB, third in hits, second in home runs, and third in OPS....

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And Drew Pomeranz (pictured) limited them to just one run on four hits and four walks in 6.1 innings Friday night in a 2-1 Red Sox win.

Joe Kelly was the winner of relief; Craig Kimbrel struck out one of the three Houston batters he faced to record his nineteenth save.

Boston took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on a Mitch Moreland single that drove in Mookie Betts.

Houston tied the game in the seventh on a Brian McCann solo home run off Pomeranz.

Betts hit his team-leading home run in the eighth to give Boston the win. He also threw a runner out at the plate in the sixth inning.

"Frankly, he never had a chance."
— #VoteRedSox(@RedSox) June 17, 2017

The win moved the Red Sox to within a game of the AL East-leading Yankees who dropped their fourth in a row Friday night.

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