BoSox avoid sweep, end Astros' run at 10

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BOSTON (AP) Michael Chavis pointed to a young boy in the press box, letting him know how impressed he was that a 5-year-old announced his name so well.

Boston's rookie sparkplug then stepped to the plate and gave the kid something extra to be excited about.

Chavis homered on the next pitch after acknowledging the boy, Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Red Sox averted a series sweep against Houston with a 4-3 victory Sunday that snapped the Astros' 10-game winning streak.


AL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 T. Glasnow, TB1.86
2 C. Morton, TB2.32
3 J. Verlander, Hou2.38
4 S. Turnbull, Det2.40
5 D. Germán, NYY2.50
6 M. Minor, Tex2.61
7 J. Odorizzi, Min2.63
8 F. Montas, Oak2.67
9 M. Pérez, Min2.89
10 M. Stroman, Tor2.95
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NL Earned Run Average
Rank Name ERA
1 Z. Davies, Mil1.54
2 H. Ryu, LAD1.72
3 L. Castillo, Cin1.90
4 J. Lyles, Pit1.97
5 J. Lester, ChC2.09
6 C. Smith, Mia2.25
7 Z. Greinke, Ari2.78
8t M. Fried, Atl2.86
8t K. Hendricks, ChC2.86
10 Z. Eflin, Phi2.89
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