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Rick Porcello loses fourth straight start as Astros beat Red Sox

June 18th, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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HOUSTON (AP) â?? Jose Altuve and Carlos Beltran gave the Houston Astros a jolt on Saturday night.

For the Boston Red Sox, Rick Porcello’s performance has been pretty shocking, too.

Altuve hit a solo homer, Beltran had a two-run shot and three RBIs, and the Astros beat the Red Sox 7-1.

Altuve led off the third with his homer off the train tracks above the left-center field facade, and Beltran followed three batters later with his ninth of the season to put Houston ahead 6-0.

“We swung the bat very well,” Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. “Both innings where we had the three-run innings, we put a lot of at-bats together.”

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Houston jumped on last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner Porcello (3-9) for three runs in the first. Altuve had an RBI double, and Brian McCann and Beltran followed with sacrifice flies.

“He’s a guy that has a good sinker,” Beltran said of Porcello. “Facing him last year, the year he won the Cy Young, his sinker was amazing. It’s not that it’s not amazing. It’s just that location is what makes his sinker his sinker. Today, we got …

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