Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 7-5 win over the Astros
"I hated to watch the team go out there and play such a good game and me come in and not get my job done" -- Craig Kimbrel after blowing his first save for Boston.
"You get down, but we still had some game left. Good team win, the way we fought back. It's going to be a lot easier flight." -- Jackie Bradley, Jr. on the team's win, after knocking in the game-winning run in the 12th.
“I think the way the neighborhood play is reviewable we’ve got all hands on deck when it comes to seeing plays around second base.” -- John Farrell said in the ESPN broadcast on the overturned double play in the top of the first, helping lead to two more runs for Boston.
“I’m just having fun. I have to make adjustments through the season, though . . . I’m just trying to stick to my plan right now and stick to that.” -- David Ortiz on his approach in a pregame interview for ESPN.
* Henry Owens threw 54 fastballs in his 86-pitch outing. Among those he threw 23 for strikes, 29 for balls. A clear-cut sign he needs to make an adjustment.
* Hanley Ramirez stole his second base of the season, a mark he didn’t reach until his 47th game in 2015.
* David Ortiz was intentionally walked for the 196th time in his career, bringing him five intentional walks from tying Mike Schmidt for 14th all-time.
* Mookie Betts is now 11 of his last 24. In his first 24 at-bats of the season, he only had 4 hits. The right fielder is also 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts, swiping one in Sunday’s win.
* Sunday night’s game took 5 hours and 3 minutes.
* The Astros still haven’t won back-to-back games in 2016.
1) Heath Hembree
The righty was lights out in his three innings of relief, striking out four and surrendering two hits.
2) Dustin Pedroia
The second baseman came out hot after a 2-for-4 Saturday, finishing a home run shy of the cycle in his 3-for-7 day.
3) Jackie Bradley Jr.
After knocking in a run in the third, JBJ knocked in the game-winner with a single in the 12th, finishing 2-for-6.