Red Sox Wrap: Nick Pivetta Shines In Boston’s 5-1 Win Vs. Astros

Pivetta had eight strikeouts in eight innings Wednesday night

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The Boston Red Sox defeated the Astros 5-1 on Wednesday to win their series against Houston.

The Red Sox improve to 15-22 on the season, and the Astros fell to 24-14.

You can check out the full box score here.

ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
Nick Pivetta pitched the best game for any Red Sox pitcher this season. The outing did not get off to a great start, as he gave up a first inning home run to Jose Altuve. However, Pivetta would bounce back and go the distance, pitching his second-career complete game, the first for the Red Sox in three seasons. Pivetta shut down the Astros retiring 18-straight hitters until he gave up only the second hit of the game.

STARS OF THE GAME
— Pivetta struck out eight batters in his second-career complete game. The right-hander threw 112 pitches, nearly 70% were called strikes.

— Xander Bogaerts hit a solo home run to give the Red Sox the lead in the first inning. It was the fourth home run of the year for the Boston shortstop.

— Rafael Devers had an efficient outing batting 2-for-3 on the night, including his first triple of the season. The Red Sox third baseman also had an RBI double in the third inning.

WAGER WATCH
Bogaerts’ home run prop closed at +320 on DraftKings Sportsbook. If you bet $100 on Bogaerts to hit a home run, you would have been paid $420.

UP NEXT ON NESN
The Red Sox will invite the Seattle Mariners to Fenway on Thursday to start a four-game series. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET, and full coverage of the game will be on NESN following an hour of pregame coverage.

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