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Highlights of the Red Sox' 3-1 loss to the Astros

Highlights of the Red Sox' 3-1 loss to the Astros

FINAL SCORE: Astros 3, Red Sox 1

IN BRIEF: George Springer's two-run homer in the eighth inning off Rick Porcello put the Astros ahead to stay in a 3-1 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park in the teams' first meeting since Boston eliminated Houston in the ALCS last October. The Astros have won nine in a row. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 23-21

HIGHLIGHTS:

6th inning:

Bogaerts hits an infield single, steals second, moves to third on dropped third strike and scores on Vazquez' single to right (BOS, 1-0)

8th inning:

Marisnick doubles to left, Springer hits a two-run homer to center on 0-0 pitch from Porcello (HOU, 2-1).

Brantley walks, moves to second on Vazquez' passed ball, moves to third on Brasier's wild pitch, scores on Reddick's sacrifice fly to right (HOU, 3-1).

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MLB Rumors: Red Sox 'actively' trying to trade Jackie Bradley Jr.

MLB Rumors: Red Sox 'actively' trying to trade Jackie Bradley Jr.

It's starting to look less and less likely Jackie Bradley Jr. will be in a Boston Red Sox uniform in 2020.

The Red Sox are "actively trying to trade" the Gold Glove center fielder, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.

Abraham notes Boston recently was engaged in trade discussions with the New York Mets, who ultimately chose to acquire outfielder Jake Marisnick from the Houston Astros instead.

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Last month, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported a trade involving JBJ this offseason is "all but certain." The 29-year-old is expected to earn $11 million in his final year of arbitration, so moving him to fill other holes in the roster makes sense as the organization looks to shed payroll.

Bradley hit .225 last season with 21 home runs and 65 RBI.

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MLB Rumors: RHP Sergio Romo drawing interest from Red Sox

MLB Rumors: RHP Sergio Romo drawing interest from Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox reportedly have their eye on a veteran reliever in free agency.

Right-hander Sergio Romo is drawing significant interest from multiple teams including Boston, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. A deal is expected to get done during the Winter Meetings this week.

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Romo played for the Rays in 2017 and 2018 when new Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom was in the Tampa Bay front office. The 36-year-old was used as an "opener" in five games during that '18 campaign.

Last season with the Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins, Romo tallied 20 saves and posted a 3.43 ERA in appearances.

For his 12-year career, Romo boasts a 2.92 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He was a World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants in 2012 and an All-Star in 2013.

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