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

Pivetta had eight strikeouts in eight innings Wednesday night


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.

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.

— 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.

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.

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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