Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5

Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5

Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5

And last night, it was steady Bogaerts who lifted the Sox into first place.

Pirates 4, Cubs 3: Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a two-run homer and Andrew McCutchen hit his 12th home run of the season. RHP Carson Smith (Tommy John) will not make his scheduled rehab start Sunday due shoulder inflammation, Farrell said.

But nobody shined brighter than Bogaerts, who belted a solo homer to straightaway center field in the first inning, then hit a two-run shot to left field in the sixth.

WHITE SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 2 Todd Frazier and Matt Davidson hit consecutive home runs to lead Chicago to a victory over host Toronto. "We chased a little bit, got a few calls to go his way and he continued to execute his pitches and his game plan".

"They're good hitters", Musgrove said.

But Bogaerts, 24, has 470 hits in the last three seasons, second-most of any player after Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (503).

"Bogey offensively is the difference in this one, but our ability to throw the baseball on the defensive side is what preserved this win tonight", manager John Farrell said.

The Astros cut the lead to 6-5 on an RBI single by Carlos Beltran with one out in the eighth inning. Musgrove allowed five hits and six runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Vazquez pumped his fist, and the tag withstood a replay challenge.

The Red Sox's victory Sunday evening was action-packed and so it was capped off in appropriate fashion: With catcher Christian Vazquez firing a flawless strike to second base to throw out Derek Fisher, the potential game-tying run. He trotted down to first base, trying to loosen up his knee.

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These two have split the first two games in this series.

D'backs 5, Phillies 1: Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run double and also made a key catch, boosting Arizona to its sixth straight victory. Musgrove racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking two.

Now the Houston Astros owns the best record in baseball at 45-22.

"My curveball was the best pitch even when I wasn't throwing it for strikes, I think that was working today", Paulino said. "They're confident. They don't mail games in". He joins Craig Biggio as the only second basemen in Astros' history to record at least three double-digit home run seasons.

The Astros had pulled ahead, 2-1, in the fifth when Pedroia walked ahead of Bogaerts in the sixth.

After a scoreless second inning, the Astros added three more runs in the third.

NATIONALS 7, METS 4 Trea Turner hit a leadoff home run and visiting Washington backed Stephen Strasburg with three long balls, beating NY to stay undefeated at Citi Field this season.

Angels 9, Royals 0: Albert Pujols, Cameron Maybin and Luis Valbuena each homered and Alex Meyer dominated for six innings, helping Los Angeles beat Kansas City to snap the Royals' six-game winning streak.

For Sunday's game, the Red Sox will be bringing out LHP David Price in the start.

ATHLETICS 5, YANKEES 2 Ryon Healy went deep twice for his third multi-home run game in two weeks, Matt Joyce also hit a long ball and host Oakland beat NY. "So we'll get it going".

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