Astros Steal 6 Bases, Pitch Shut Out Ball Vs Sox
"Houston...we have a problem". Perhaps that's what Red Sox nation is saying this morning. The last place Astros pitched and ran their way past Boston 2-0 - their 36th win of the season.
24-year-old lefty Brett Oberholzter, making just his second big league start, shut down the Sox for seven innings allowing four hits.
The Astros stole a season high six bases. They worked a suicide squeeze play to score a run and it turned out to be more than enough on this night.
John Lackey put runners on in most every inning but worked out of jams. He struck out 10. Lackey also rolled his ankle while fielding a ball in the second inning but stayed in the game to throw 113 pitches.
Tampa Bay was idle Monday night so the Red Sox stay in first place by a half game.