Astros Manufacture Third Straight Win Over Red Sox Wednesday

Sox 6 2

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and Kyle Tucker had two hits as the Houston Astros handed Nick Pivetta his first loss of the season in a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Valdez (1-0) yielded five hits and one run and struck out 10. He walked two in his second start of the season after missing the first two months after breaking his left index finger in spring training. Pivetta (6-1) allowed three hits and two runs in six innings. He struck out a season-high nine for the second straight game.

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