The Red Sox found another way to lose Tuesday night. This time it was Houston scoring two runs on a stolen base attempt that keyed an 8-3 Astros win over the Sox.

Leading 3-1 with rookie lefty Brian Johnson on the hill, the Astros had runners at first and third with one out. The throw to second hit the runner Jake Marisnick. Before leftfielder Hanley Ramirez could pick up the ball and throw it in, both runners scored. Houston scored four runs in the inning and added two more in the next inning.

Game. Set. Match.

The Sox are now a season-high 10 games behind first place New York. And, with a 42-52 record, the Sox have the worst record in the American League.

Two pitching notes: Joe Kelly returns from the minors to make a start tonight against the Astros. And, Clay Buchholz visits Dr. James Andrews today to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.