The Boston Red Sox snapped a 3 game winning streak on Friday night, losing to the Houston Astros 6-3 at Fenway Park. The magic number to win the AL East is 13.

David Price in his first start since being hit by a line drive pitched 6.1 innings. He held the Astros scoreless through 6 innings before he was charged with 2 runs after the relief corp allowed 2 inherited baserunners to score in the 7th inning. Price finished with 6.1 innings pitched, allowing 2 hits, 2 earned runs while striking out 10 and walking 2.

Mookie Betts was 3-4 with a walk, marking his 16th game with 3 plus hits this season. JD Martinez was 1-3 with 2 RBIs. Betts is batting .339 while Martinez is batting .335

The Red Sox and Houston will play game 2 of the 3 game series Saturday afternoon with the pregame starting at 3:20 and 1st pitch at 4:05 on AM 1370 WDEA. Eduardo Rodriguez 12-3, is scheduled to pitch for Boston

The Red Sox announced that Dustin Pedroia would not return from his knee injury in 2018 and Chris Sale would be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, September 11th.