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Red Sox fall to Astros for second game in a row

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Chas McCormick (20), Kyle Tucker (30) and Miles Straw of the Houston Astros celebrate after a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in Houston. The Astros won 5-1. (AP Photo/David J. Philip)
The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) – Luis Garcia bowled a career-high seven innings, Jose Altuve at home and the Houston Astros as the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

Garcia (4-3) allowed one run and six hits at a time, retiring 11 of the 12 batsmen. The right-handed batsman hit a six and scored a run in his fourth consecutive win.

Altuve led a drive to the left-centre against Garrett Richards (4-4) with his eighth homer. It was Altuve’s third leadoff homer this season.

Chas McCormick walked into Yordan Alvarez with a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and Houston took a 5–1 lead with three runs in the seventh.

Kyle Tucker, who had three hits, scored on an error by second baseman Marvin Gonzalez. Carlos Correa drove into Miles Strau with a base-loaded walk, and Alvarez had a run-scoring infield single.

Alvarez took two hits to return to the lineup after losing five games to a right wrist. Despite scoring 1 for 10 with the runners in the scoring position, the Astros won.

Richards hit two runs and four fours in six innings. He has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last four.

Boston pitchers played eight times, including Altuve three times. Alex Verdugo had two hits for the Red Sox.

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