The Houston Astros tied a major league record by hitting five home runs in a single inning to beat the Red Sox 13-4 on Tuesday in Boston.
The evening had however started well for Nathan Eovaldi (1-2), who only needed five shots to make the three outs in the first inning. However, he faltered in the next engagement by conceding homers to Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, Jeremy Pena, Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel. This feat of arms has come just seven times before, most recently by the New York Yankees on September 17, 2020.
Tucker added to it with a grand slam in the fourth round at bat, this time at the expense of Tyler Danish. He finished the game with six RBIs.
The Red Sox only scored four points, but they still had the ball safe 13 times in the game, just two fewer times than their opponents. They will try to get their revenge on Wednesday in the third and final game of this series. They had won the first 6 to 3.
The tamed Tigers
The logic was respected in St Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Rays easily defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-1, thanks to Kevin Kiermaier's good night at bat.
The outfielder got the ball to safety three times in four official at-bats. He hit a solo homer in the second inning, then a productive single two at bats later.
Taking advantage of the offensive support of his teammates, Shane McClanahan (3-2) limited the visitors to one run and four hits in seven innings on the mound. In the other clan, rookie Beau Brieske (0-3) was unable to register a first career victory, giving up six runs, nine strikes to the safety and one walk in five and a third innings. .
The Dodgers hit three homers in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the Arizona Diamondbakcs 7-6 in Los Angeles.
An error by shortstop Ramon Urias allowed Gleyber Torres to reach first base and Josh Donaldson to score the game-winning run for the Yankees in the seventh inning. The Bronx Bombers defeated the Orioles 5-4 in Baltimore.