HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve hammered a 3-1 pitch from Craig Breslow over the wall in left for a walk-off homer with one out in the ninth, giving the Astros a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. The home run was confirmed after replay review.
The homer gave the Astros, who acquired lefty Scott Kazmir from the A's earlier in the day, a three-game sweep, and sent the Red Sox home with an 0-7 road trip. Overall, Boston has lost eight in a row. The Astros are now one game behind the Angels in the American League West.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Chandler Rome is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.