Correa & McCann power up
(c) Associated Press
The Astros scored early and often Thursday night at Fenway Park, coasting to a 12-2 win over Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox. Carlos Correa led a 17-hit attack, going 4-for-4 with a home run. Brad Peacock tossed five solid innings to earn his 13th win with a little help from the bullpen.
Marwin Gonzalez came through with a 2-out bases loaded double in the first inning to give the Astros a 3-0 lead. Alex Bregman's 2-run homer over the Green Monster in the second put the Astros up 5-0.
Peacock's only hiccup came in the bottom of the second when he allowed a solo home run to Mitch Moreland. The Sox also put together three straight singles to add a second run, but that was all the offense they could muster.
Meanwhile, the Astros, bats kept on slugging. Correa delivered a run-scoring double down the rightfield line in Houston's 4-run fifth that also featured RBI hits from Yuli Gurriel and Cameron Maybin. Brian McCann's sixth inning home run made it 10-2, taking the Astros to double-digit runs scored for the fourth straight game.
Correa capped off the evening with a 2-run homer in the seventh, giving him three home runs and eleven hits in his last three games. Martes, Musgrove, Clippard, and Giles contributed one scoreless inning of relief apiece helping the Astros to their 99th win of the season.
Jose Altuve had three hits to raise his league leading average to .350. Gonzalez also enjoyed a 3-hit night.
Game two of the 4-game series is slated for Friday night at 6:10. Charlie Morton (13-7, 3.63 ERA) gets the start against former Astro Doug Fister (5-8, 4.87).
- Greg Thurston