Martin Perez Spins Gem, Red Sox Avoid Sweep in Houston
Martín Pérez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros. Christian Arroyo’s first home run of the season, a three-run blast in the second inning, helped the Red Sox avoid a four-game sweep. His homer gave the Red Sox more runs than they managed in the previous two games combined in a series where the offense struggled mightily. Pérez yielded six hits and struck out four in his fourth straight win.