Red Sox clip Astros

Red Sox clip Astros

J.D. Drew belted a three-run home run as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 in the opener of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.

Boston won the game as -150 favorites, while the seven runs fell UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed five innings for the win, and Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 24th save for the Red Sox.

Reggie Abercrombie belted a solo home run in a losing effort for the Astros. Runelvys Hernandez gave up three runs off five hits in suffering the loss.