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MLB: Boston 15, Houston 10

Aug. 7, 2013 at 12:52 AM

HOUSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Boston catcher Ryan Lavarnway allowed four past balls Tuesday but redeemed himself with the go-ahead hit in the Red Sox's 15-10 win over the Houston Astros.

Lavarnway let four pitches from knuckleballer Steven Wright get away from him in the first inning alone before stroking a two-out double in the fifth inning that put Boston ahead 8-7.

Jacoby Ellsbury hit two home runs in the win and pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes notched a three-run homer. David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia both had two RBI.

The Red Sox scored a total of 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings and then added two more in the seventh to win their eighth game in 11 outings.

Wright lasted just one inning in his first career start and reliever Brandon Workman (2-1) was credited with the win despite allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Jordan Lyles (4-6) took the loss for Houston despite working off a 7-3 lead after four innings. Robbie Grossman, Brett Wallace and Jake Elmore homered for the Astros.

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