The Boston Red Sox, led by outfielder Mookie Betts, meet the Houston Astros, led by second baseman Jose Altuve, at Fenway Park on Friday, May 17, 2019 (5/17/19). First pitch is shortly after 7 p.m. EDT.
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Here’s what you need to know:
What: MLB regular season baseball
Who: Astros vs. Red Sox
When: Friday, May 17, 2019
Where: Fenway Park
Time: 7:10 p.m. EDT
TV: NESN, AT&T Sportsnet
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BOTTOM LINE: The Red Sox are 12-8 on their home turf. Boston has a collective on-base percentage of .336, good for third in the American League. Rafael Devers leads the team with a mark of .390.
The Astros are 13-11 in road games. Houston leads the American League in hitting with a .282 batting average, Josh Reddick leads the club with an average of .333. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mitch Moreland leads the Red Sox with 12 home runs and is slugging .574. J.D. Martinez is 11-for-41 with a double, five home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
George Springer leads the Astros with 40 RBIs and is batting .320. Carlos Correa is 13-for-39 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 8-2, .285 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 47 runs
Astros: 9-1, .312 batting average, 3.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 41 runs
Red Sox Injuries: David Price: 10-day IL (elbow), Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 10-day IL (knee), Tzu-Wei Lin: 10-day IL (knee), Brock Holt: 10-day IL (eye).
Astros Injuries: Joe Smith: 10-day IL (achilles), Lance McCullers Jr.: 10-day IL (elbow), Jose Altuve: 10-day IL (hamstring).
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)