HOUSTON (AP) - Steven Wright pitched into the seventh inning, and Mookie Betts finished a home run shy of the cycle as the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Friday night.
Betts tripled in the first and ninth innings, scoring both times. He had an RBI double in the second and singled and scored in the fourth. He flied out in the sixth.
Wright (1-2) had his third straight good start to begin the season, allowing one run - no earned - and four hits with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. He did walk five, with Carlos Gomez scoring on a passed ball in the seventh.
The knuckleballer has gone at least six innings in each of his starts and has allowed two runs or less in each of his starts this season.
Craig Kimbrel got Carlos Correa to end the game for his fifth save.
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