Astros - 000 500 210 4 - 12 17 2 Red Sox - 020 030 210 0 - 8 11 1With the game on the line in the eighth and tenth innings, John Farrell, the team's brilliant in-game tactician, chose to rely on Craig Breslow and Noe Ramirez, respectively. ... For some odd reason, those two decisions did not turn out to be wise ones.
Betts, CFThe Red Sox return home for a eight-game homestand against the Astros, Marlins, and Yankees. ... After the All-Star Break, they head west to Anaheim and Houston.
De Aza, RF
If we finish the first half of the season playing the way we have lately, it'll give you hope for the second half, especially when you're in a division where there's not too many games apart. We played the worst the first couple months of the season and we're still six, seven games away.
AL East BAL 42 37 --- MFY 42 37 --- FKR 42 39 1.0 TOR 42 39 1.0 BOS 37 44 6.0