RED SOX NOTES (37-45)
THE RED SOX fell to 17-21 (.447) at Fenway Park and 3-3 in extra-inning games (0-2 at home).
JUSTIN MASTERSON (3.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) did not allow a hit to his first 10 batters faced, but was tagged for 7 hits and 5 runs when the Astros sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the 4th inning.
NOE RAMIREZ (1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, SO) made his ML debut, entering the game to begin the 10th inning…Became the first Red Sox pitcher to make his major league debut in extra innings since Junichi Tazawa on 8/7/09 at NYY.
DAVID ORTIZ (2-for-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB) hit a game-tying RBI double in the 8th, tying him with Eddie Murray and Jeff Kent (560 2B) for 24th place on MLB’s all-time doubles list…Each of his previous 8 XBH had been a HR.
HANLEY RAMIREZ (1-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB) has hit 4 HR during his current 8-game hitting streak (12-for-29, .414 AVG, 8 RBI), his longest of the season.
· Has hit .378 (65-for-172) in 42 games vs. HOU, the highest all-time mark against the franchise (min. 150 PA).
XANDER BOGAERTS (2-for-4, 3 R, BB) is batting .346 (44-for-127) in 31 games since 5/31.
· Scored a career-high 3 runs in the contest, including the game-tying run (8-8) in the bottom of the 8th.
PABLO SANDOVAL (2-for-5, 2 RBI) is batting .337 (30-for-89) with 6 2B, 3B, 2 HR, and 12 RBI in 23 games since 6/7…Has hit .333 (12-for-36) vs. LHP since 5/24, after going 2-for-41 (.049 AVG) against lefties from the beginning of the season to 5/23.