In a battle between two teams that could be a factor come the postseason, perhaps even against one another, the Houston Astros came out on top over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. Having fallen 2-0 down in the first inning, Jake Odorizzi recovered on the mound and got help from his offense. Jose Altuve tied the game in the third with a solo homer as part of a four-run frame that put them up for good.
Odorizzi, who went on to pitch five innings and get his first win since 2019, only surrendered one more run is taking a bow. Alex Bregman finished the game 3-4 with two RBI’s, one of which came in the eighth to pad their lead, making it 8-3. Myles Straw also had a strong showing, producing two RBI’s on a 2-4 night. The win gives the Astros a 35-26 record, putting them a game off Oakland in the AL West. Boston’s loss, a second in a row, dropped them to 37-25, 1.5 games behind Tampa Bay in the AL East.