Boston Red Sox

Springer hits 17th HR, Astros top Red Sox for 9th straight W


Houston right-hander Ryan Pressly pitched a perfect eighth inning, setting a record with his 39th consecutive scoreless appearance.


Jake Marisnick hit a leadoff a double and Springer followed with a drive over the Red Sox bullpen to the seats in left-center, putting Houston up 2-1.


He was replaced by Tony Kemp, who made a diving stop on a sharp grounder by Vazquez in the fourth and likely prevented a run from scoring.


Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.


... Boston placed C Sandy Leon on the paternity leave list Friday and recalled Oscar Hernandez from Pawtucket.


Martin made his big league debut Sunday, striking out nine and allowing two runs on three hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings against Texas.






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