While it isn’t quite the Fourth of July (just yet), the Red Sox and Astros provided some fireworks in a wild game, which saw two lead changes and the game tied another three times, along with some bizarre plays over the four-plus hour affair.
In the tenth inning with Noe Ramirez making his major league debut, he allowed four runs (two unearned courtesy of Mike Napoli‘s error) as the Astros were able to get the last laugh in a back-and-forth game, winning 12-8 Friday night at Fenway Park.
In the eighth inning, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa hit a towering solo home run off Craig Breslow to leadoff the frame giving the Astros an 8-7 lead, but that was short-lived as the Red Sox would again tie the game in the...
The Red Sox will have a standard recent lineup Friday night when they host the Astros for the first of three games this weekend.
Even with Shane Victorino activated Friday, Alejandro De Aza gets the start in right field, although manager John Farrell said he would play Saturday. Farrell will stick to Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez No.’s 3-5 against Astros right-hander Dan Straily.
Ryan Hanigan will make his first start at Fenway Park since breaking his finger May 1...
The Red Sox made a few roster moves prior to their weekend series with the Astros.
Shane Victorino was taken off the disabled list and added to the active roster, although he won’t start Friday night. He had been on the disabled list with a left calf injury since May 25. In a corresponding move, Blake Swihart (toe) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Right-handed reliever Noe Ramirez was selected from Triple-A Pawtucket for the active roster and in turn, outfielder Jackie Bradley was sent back down to Triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster for Ramirez, reliever Zeke Spruill was designated for assignment.
Swihart had suffered the toe injury a few weeks ago and took a few days off, but wasn’t fully able to recover. He had played just once since Sunday. The 15-day...
A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday:
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (38-44): L, 14-2, vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
— Boston outfielder Daniel Nava began his rehab assignment (sprained thumb), hitting in the two-hole as the DH and going 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. Nava, 32, was placed on the DL on May 28 after struggling through a .159 start to his season in Boston through 27 games.
— The PawSox took a short-lived 2-1 lead in the third on an RBI groundout by center fielder Rusney Castillo and an RBI single from right fielder Carlos Peguero. Then Scranton/W-B opened up the floodgates with a five-run fourth inning and a seven-run...
FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Astros at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Marlins at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN2) MLB: Giants at Nationals, 6:05 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Rays at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Mets at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (ESPN) Soccer: Exhibition, Guatemala at United States, 7 p.m. (FS1) Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)
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