The Boston Red Sox were cruising into the 9th inning on Sunday, June 19th, leading the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 before the Cardinals scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th. But Tanner Houck picked up his team-leading 4th save and the Red Sox went on to a 6-4 victory. Boston is 13-4 in the month of June.

Nick Pivetta went 7.0 innings, for the win. He allowed 4 hits and 1 run. He struck out 10, including the last 4 batters he faced. He walked 4 and is now 7-5 on the season.

John Schreiber struck out all 3 batters he faced in the 8th inning.

Tyler Danish allowed 3 runs and 2 hits, including a home run to Juan Yepez in the 9th inning.

Trevor Story was 1-3 with a solo homer in the 2nd inning. That home run snapped a 20-game homerless streak.

Christian Vazquez was 2-4 with a double and 3-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Jackie Bradley Jr. was 1-4 with a RBI single in the 5th inning.

Rob Refsnyder, hitting leadoff was 1-5 with a RBI single in the 7th inning.

Rafael Devers was 1-3 and hit by another pitch. He's been hit in 3 of the last 4 games and 4 out of the last 7 games.

Manager Alex Cora on the game.

Boston opens a 3-game series with the Detroit Tigers at Fenway on Monday night, June 20th. Josh Winckowski is scheduled to pitch for Boston. The pregame starts at 6:10 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.

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