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Jose Altuve, Carlos Beltran homer in Astros’ 7-1 win over Red Sox

June 18th, 2017 at 12:22 AM
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HOUSTON - Mookie Betts showed off his defense and offense Friday night.

Betts nailed George Springer at the plate to end the sixth before giving the Red Sox the lead for good two innings later.

Betts hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, sending the Boston Red Sox over the Houston Astros 2-1.

“Home run came at a big time, but I think more fun, probably the throw,” Betts said. “You don’t get those opportunities very much. For me to be successful that time, is definitely something I take pride in.”

Betts hit his team-leading 12th homer, and third in three games. He led off with a drive into the Crawford Boxes in left field, connecting against Will Harris (2-2).

“He cuts down a run to finish the sixth, then the first pitch thrown in eighth, he gives us the lead,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “Just in a small snapshot, there’s Mookie’s skill set on both sides of the ball. He’s a dynamic player. Those throws aren’t just by coincidence. The work he puts in, he throws a strike from right field at a key point in the game right there.”

Houston manager A.J. Hinch said it was an aggressive send to wave Springer, who was easily tagged …

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Carlos Beltran, Houston Astros, Jose Altuve, Rick Porcello

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