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RED SOX WIN: Bogaerts' homers lead Red Sox over Astros, 6-5

RED SOX WIN: Bogaerts' homers lead Red Sox over Astros, 6-5

June 19th, 2017 by Associated Press in Sports Pro

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Houston.

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HOUSTON—Xander Bogaerts went deep twice for the first multihomer game of his career and had four RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday night.

Bogaerts had just two homers entering Sunday's game. He ended an 0-for-14 skid when he connected off Joe Musgrove (4-6) to make it 1-0 with two outs in the first inning.

A two-run shot by Bogaerts in the sixth put the Red Sox up 3-2. Jackie Bradley Jr. added a two-run double later that inning.

Houston cut the lead to 5-4 with homers from Jake Marisnick and George Springer in the sixth, but an RBI single by Bogaerts added an insurance run in the seventh.

David Price (2-1) got the win despite tying a season high by allowing eight hits with three runs and three walks in five-plus innings. Craig Kimbrel allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for his 20th save.

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