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MLB: Boston 7, Houston 2

April 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM

BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- David Ortiz had an RBI during a four-run first Thursday and also hit a solo homer to help send the Boston Red Sox to a 7-2 victory over Houston.

Clay Buchholz struck out 10 batters over six innings to get the win and was backed up by a Boston attack that produced seven runs during the first five frames.

Dustin Pedroia, Ortiz, Mike Carp and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each drove in a run during the first inning and the Red Sox went on to hammer Philip Hummer (0-5) for seven runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Ortiz hit his homer in the third, his first of the season.

Buchholz (5-0) gave up two runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings. He has a 1.19 earned run average over 37 2/3 innings in five starts.

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