Astros - 140 000 000 00 - 5 11 0 Red Sox - 201 100 001 01 - 6 14 0David Ortiz, who tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth with a run-scoring triple, won the game with a double that bounced into the triangle. Xander Bogaerts had singled with one out in the bottom of the 11th and, with Ortiz at the plate, raced to second on a wild pitch.
Houston decided to let Michael Feliz pitch to Big Papi with first base open - and Ortiz made the Astros pay on the very next pitch. It was Ortiz's first walk-off hit since June 6, 2013 - and, including the postseason, it was the 20th walkoff hit of his Red Sox career.
Ortiz's two-out triple (his first three-bagger since June 15, 2013) in the bottom of the ninth had scored Bogaerts with the tying run. Hanley Ramirez bunt-grounded out to send the game into extra innings.
The game-winning double was the 600th of Ortiz's career. He joins Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron as the only players in history with 600+ doubles and 500+ home runs.
George Springer's grand slam in the second inning wiped out a 2-1 Red Sox lead. Two of Houston's three baserunners reached via walks by Clay Buchholz (6-7-5-3-5, 105).
Jackie Bradley singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 20 games. ... In addition to his momentous triple and double, Ortiz hit a solo home run in the third. ... Bogaerts had three hits and Mookie Betts had two. ... Shaw doubled and walked twice.
Betts, RFThe unstoppable Jackie Bradley (19-game hitting streak, 1.001 OPS (#4 in AL)) moves up to the #2 spot as Dustin Pedroia has the day off.
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