Red Sox - 011 000 203 - 7 12 0 Astros - 002 003 000 - 5 7 0Stephen Drew hit a three-run home run in the top of the ninth.
David Ortiz (4-for-5 in this game and 9-for-his-last-10) began the inning with a single off Josh Fields. Pitcher Drake Britton pinch-ran for Flo. After Mike Carp flied out, Jonny Gomes walked. Then Drew lined an 0-1 pitch to right field.
Gomes homered in the seventh inning, and scored three runs.
Ellsbury, CFMatt Thornton was placed on the disabled list and Pedro Beato recalled from Pawtucket.
The Globe's Peter Abraham notes that Stephen Drew is hitting .458/.576/.625 in the seven games since Jose Iglesias was traded. Iglesias is batting .158 (3-for-19) with the Tigers.