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George Springer Leads Astros Over Red Sox

George Springer Leads Astros Over Red Sox

George Springer dashed home from second base on a wild pitch by Chris Sale , then homered off the Boston ace to send the Houston Astros over the Red Sox 7-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders.

Springer, the UConn product from New Britain, finished with three hits, and Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis homered late to boost the Astros.

Mitch Moreland and J.D. Martinez hit back-to-back homers off Gerrit Cole (6-1) to start the fourth inning and get within 4-3. Moreland's homer was a towering shot to straightaway center field that hit the "H" in the Astros' logo on the wall, while Martinez hit his major league-leading 19th homer.

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