By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports activities Author
HOUSTON (AP) – Rafael Devers homered with two RBIs in his return from the injured record to steer the Boston Pink Sox to a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros Tuesday night time, hours after they acquired veteran first baseman Eric Hosmer in a commerce with San Diego.
Devers did not present any indicators of rust in his return after sitting out since July 23 with irritation in his proper hamstring. He hit an RBI double within the fourth inning earlier than hitting a tiebreaking solo homer with two outs within the sixth inning to assist Boston to its third straight victory.
Tommy Pham singled and scored on the double by Devers in his debut with the Pink Sox after a commerce from Cincinnati Monday.
The commerce for Hosmer comes a day after they despatched catcher Christian Vázquez to the Astros, a transfer that had some gamers nervous the workforce was giving up on the season.
Hosmer was a part of the cope with Washington for Juan Soto earlier than he refused the commerce and the Padres as an alternative shipped him to Boston together with two minor leaguers and money in trade for minor league left-hander Jay Groome.
Pink Sox starter Kutter Crawford (3-3) yielded seven hits and a run in six sturdy innings for his first win since July 4.
Yordan Alvarez doubled off the wall in left-center area to begin Houston’s eighth earlier than Austin Davis walked Alex Bregman.
Davis struck out Kyle Tucker earlier than he was changed by Tanner Houck. He retired Aledmys Díaz and Jeremy Peña to finish the menace.
Trey Mancini, traded from Baltimore Monday, made his Astros debut as a pinch-hitter to begin the ninth and grounded out. Vázquez made his first look for Houston subsequent when he pinch hit, and he additionally grounded out.
Houck then retired Jose Altuve on an extended fly ball to middle area to get his eighth save.
Supervisor Dusty Baker despatched Vázquez out with the lineup card earlier than the sport and he tipped his cap to his teammates within the customer’s dugout.
Houston’s Cristian Javier (6-7) gave up 4 hits and two runs with seven strikeouts in six innings to lose his fourth straight determination after profitable the earlier three.
Javier did not permit a success till Pham singled with one out within the fourth. Devers then doubled on a liner to proper area to attain Pham and tie it at 1-all.
There have been two outs within the sixth when Devers related on his shot to proper area to make it 2-1.
Jose Altuve hit a leadoff double and scored on a single by Yuli Gurriel to present Houston a 1-0 lead.
A day after buying and selling for Vázquez and Mancini, the Astros bolstered their bullpen Tuesday by buying left-hander Will Smith from Atlanta for starter Jake Odorizzi. Smith arrived within the Astros dugout early within the recreation and greeted a number of of his new teammates earlier than transferring to the dugout the place he exchanged hugs and handshakes together with his fellow relievers.
Pink Sox: OF Rob Refsnyder was positioned on the injured record with a sprained proper knee. … C Ronaldo Hernández and OF/1B Franchy Cordero have been optioned to Triple-A Worcester.
Astros: Common supervisor James Click on stated Tuesday that C Jason Castro had knee surgical procedure final week and would miss the rest of the season. … RHP Lance McCullers, who has been out all season with a strained proper forearm, allowed three hits and three runs – two earned – in 3 1/3 innings in his third rehabilitation begin for Triple-A Sugar Land. He threw 76 pitches.
Bregman returned to the lineup after spending simply sooner or later on the paternity record to be together with his spouse Reagan for the beginning of their first youngster, a son named Knox Samuel Bregman.
Brayan Bello (0-3, 6.82 ERA) will begin for the Pink Sox towards Jose Urquidy (9-4, 3.86) after they attempt to full the sweep Wednesday.