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Red Sox beat Astros 12-8, avoid sweep as Martinez homers  

By Editor - Fri Jun 11, 3:14 am

J.D. Martinez hit his 13th homer, Christian Arroyo had a three-run drive and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a pair of dropped balls in a five-run sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 12-8 Thursday night, avoiding a three-game sweep. Right fielder Kyle Tucker dropped Martinez's sacrifice fly that tied the score at 8 for an error as the batter reached, and shortstop Carlos Correa let Rafael Devers' bases-loaded pop to short center to glance off his glove but got the out because an infield fly was called.

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Red Sox beat Astros 12-8, avoid sweep as Martinez homers

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