Red Sox - 002 105 000 - 8 12 1 Astros - 000 101 010 - 3 7 1In his second major league game, Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4, with two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBI. (Vazquez became one of just three Red Sox players since 1914 to record at least three hits and three RBIs within their first two career games, joining Sam Horn in 1987 and Merl Combs in 1947.)
David Ortiz had a three-run double. Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley, and Daniel Nava each had two hits. Holt and Stephen Drew each tripled and scored two runs.
Lackey: 6-4-2-5-3, 117.
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Holt, RFThanks to two walkoff victories against the White Sox - the Christian Vazquez Era has been nothing but fun! - Boston is now tied with Tampa Bay for fourth place in the AL East, 9.5 GB the Orioles. The Red Sox play three games in Houston and then it's time for the All-Star Break. ... The Astros are one of two teams (along with Texas) with a worse record than Boston.
Shane Victorino began a rehab assignment last night with the Lowell Spinners. He played right field for five innings and went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. Victorino will play with Lowell again tonight, then move up to Pawtucket on Saturday and Sunday. Victorino has played in only 21 games with the Red Sox this year.
Babe Ruth made his major league debut 100 years ago today. He pitched seven innings as the Red Sox beat Cleveland 4-3 at Fenway Park.
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