Jose Altuve hits for the cycle as Astros crush Crimson Sox 13-5

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Jose Altuve hit a 2 run residence run throughout eighth inning. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Employees

BOSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve accomplished the primary cycle of his profession with a two-run homer over the Inexperienced Monster within the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros rolled previous the Boston Crimson Sox 13-5 on Monday evening.

Altuve struck out swinging to guide off the sport, then doubled within the third, singled within the fifth and tripled within the sixth. His homer made him the primary Astros participant to hit for the cycle since Brandon Barnes towards Seattle on July 19, 2013.

Altuve went 4-for-6, his third four-hit sport of the season and thirty seventh of his profession.

Yordan Alvarez added a three-run homer as a part of a six-run sixth inning and José Abreu hit a solo residence run for the Astros, who gained their third straight.

Kendall Graveman (4-6) pitched a scoreless fifth inning for Houston, which adopted up its 25-hit efficiency in Sunday’s win at Detroit with 18 on Monday.

Chris Sale (5-4) lasted 4 2/3 innings and yielded three runs and 7 hits, together with a house run.

Houston starter Cristian Javier was chased within the fifth shortly after giving up a towering two-run residence run to Boston’s Adam Duvall that cleared the Inexperienced Monster seats and put the Crimson Sox in entrance 4-3.

Boston’s momentum was short-lived.

Crimson Sox reliever Kyle Barraclough walked back-to-back batters to open the sixth. With one out, Altuve hit a deep flyball that ricocheted off the Monster in middle, scoring two and permitting Altuve to slip in for a triple.

Barraclough hit Alex Bregman with the following pitch. Alvarez then emptied the bases, driving his twenty second residence run of the season into the Crimson Sox bullpen in proper discipline to stretch the result in 8-4. After two walks and one other hit batter, Yanier Diaz hit an RBI single.

Barraclough threw 94 pitches in 4 1/3 innings, permitting 10 runs, 11 hits, 5 walks and three homers. He hit three batters.

The Crimson Sox have been 3-for-12 with runners in scoring place left 13 males on base.


Crimson Sox: INF/OF Pablo Reyes was positioned on the 10-day injured listing with elbow irritation. … OF Wilyer Abreu was positioned on the paternity listing.

Astros: Supervisor Dusty Baker stated outfielder Michael Brantley might make his season debut over the following two days. Brantley had proper shoulder surgical procedure a yr in the past. He just lately had a productive seven-game rehab stint with Triple-A Sugar Land and flew to Boston to hitch the group on Monday.


Extremely touted Crimson Sox prospect Ceddanne Rafaela made his main league debut, inserted into middle discipline within the eighth inning after being referred to as up from Triple-A Worcester. He’s anticipated to get his first large league begin on Tuesday.

Rafaela stated supervisor Alex Cora instructed him concerning the begin shortly after he arrived in Boston on Monday. The 22-year-old infielder/outfielder was named the Crimson Sox’s minor league Defensive Participant of the 12 months in 2021 and 2022 and has hit .312 with 20 residence runs, 79 RBIs and 36 stolen bases in 108 video games with Double-A Portland (60 video games) and Worcester (48 video games).


Astros: RHP J.P. France (9-5, 3.51 ERA) will make his second profession begin towards Boston. The primary didn’t go properly: He lasted 2 1/3 innings and allowed 10 runs and 11 hits in Houston’s 17-1 loss final week.

Crimson Sox: RHP Brayan Bello (10-7, 3.56) picked up his team-leading tenth win final week at Houston, permitting one run in seven innings.