HOUSTON (AP) -- Mookie Betts hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, sending the Boston Red Sox over the Houston Astros 2-1 Friday night.
Betts hit his team-leading 12th homer, and third in three games. He led off with a drive into the Crawford Boxes in left field, connecting against Will Harris (2-2) into the Crawford Boxes in left field.
Brian McCann tied for Houston in the seventh, homering into the upper deck in right field off Drew Pomeranz.
Joe Kelly (3-0) got two outs for the win. He retired Norichika Aoki on a liner to third with runners on second and third to end the seventh.
Craig Kimbrel threw a perfect ninth for his 19th save.
Mitch Moreland gave Boston a 1-0 lead with a single in the third that drove in Betts.
Pomeranz allowed four hits and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings. He rebounded nicely after allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last start.
Mike Fiers allowed one run on five hits with four strikeouts in seven innings. He set down his final 10 batters.
The right-hander continued his string of good outings, allowing two runs or less in each of his last four starts.

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