Game No. 159 — September 28, 2017
Hoping to clinch the division with a win against the A.L. West champs, the Red Sox lost control of Thursday night’s game right out of the gate. Starter Eduardo Rodríguez walked the first batter he saw then gave up two singles and a double, pushing three runs across the plate in the first inning. After being pulled early in the second, the bullpen didn’t fare much better, giving up another 11 hits and seven runs and handing the Astros their 99th win of the season.
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