Altuve HR Beats Sox In 9th [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox bullpen gave up a lead and in the bottom of the 9th inning a walk-off home run to Jose Altuve that gave Houston a 5-4 win.The loss gives the Sox their longest losing streak of the season which is now 8 straight.
Boston scored 2 runs in the 8th inning to get the game tied before Altuve crushed a Craig Breslow pitch over the left field wall with one out to send the Astros to the win and complete the 3-game sweep of the Sox. Boston has not won a game since the all-star break.
The Sox had a 2-1 lead in the 7th before the bullpen allowed 3 runs in the inning. That followed a 4-hit starting performance from Wade Miley who went 6 innings and allowed just one run.
A return to Fenway Park is next up for Boston as they begin a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers tonight.Rick Porcello will get the start on the mound.