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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Houston Astros tip Boston Red Sox in 10th

Editor’s note: At press time, Friday night’s Red Sox-Astros game at Fenway Park ended with the Astros posting a 5-3 win in 10 innings.

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Editor’s note: At press time, Friday night’s Red Sox-Astros game at Fenway Park ended with the Astros posting a 5-3 win in 10 innings.

BOSTON – Unlike Friday night against Houston, when they scratched out six hits for three runs they carried into the 10th inning, on Thursday night Boston’s hitters turned a slow offensive night into an easy victory.

Dustin Pedroia’s two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning that sent the Red Sox to their fourth straight win, 9-4 over the Houston Astros. The Astros headed into Friday night’s second game of their four-game series having never won a game at Fenway, falling to 0-8.

“We came to life. We were able to combine some base on balls with some base hits,” manager John Farrell said.

“It seemed like we got a couple of pitches up in the zone from (Scott) Feldman. The first time or two in the order he kept us in check and kept us off balance.”

Pedroia finished with three hits, Daniel Nava had two doubles and David Ortiz added two singles.

Matt Dominguez hit a two-run homer for Houston, which opened a 10-game road trip with its fourth loss in five games.

Allen Webster (3-1) gave up four runs – three earned – and five hits in six innings for Boston.

Trailing 4-1, the Red Sox chased Feldman (6-9) during their biggest inning of the season.

NO NEED TO PACK

FOR A WHILE

The Red Sox are in the midst of an 11-game homestand, their longest in more than three years. AfteHouston, they have four with the Los Angeles Angels and three with Seattle.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Red Sox: Farrell said outfielder Allen Craig, on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left foot, will take batting practice the next few days before being sent on a rehab assignment.

WHAT A THROW

Nava nailed Jake Marisnick at the plate with a throw on the fly from medium-deep right field when he was trying to score on Jose Altuve’s fly ball to end the seventh.