Recap - X Marks the Spot Twice In Red Sox Win

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Xander Bogaerts homered twice and drove in four runs to help lift the Red Sox to a 6-5 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Sunday night.

David Price was the beneficiary, upping his record to 2-1 despite laboring through 5+ innings. He allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three.

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The win, combined with the Yankees' sixth straight loss, put the Sox in a first-place tie with New York.

Bogaerts (pictured) gave Boston a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning with a solo home run, his third blast of the season.

Brian McCann singled home a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game and Houston took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on a Carlos Correa home run.

Boston took the lead for good with four runs in the sixth. Two runs came on Bogaerts' second home run of the game; another two scored on a Jackie Bradley Jr. double.

Bogaerts completed the Red Sox scoring with an RBI single in the seventh.

Craig Kimbrel allowed a single in the ninth but struck out one to help record his 20th save of the year.

Dustin Pedroia left the game in the seventh and was taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays after being hit by a pitch.

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