Houston Astros

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HOUSTON - Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his fifth career shutout in the Boston Red Sox's 11-0 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

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Astros rookie George Springer returned in Saturday's 3-2 win after missing one game with right knee problems. Springer starred in college at Connecticut and grew up rooting for the Red Sox.

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HOUSTON - Jake Peavy (1-8) allowed six hits and three runs with a season-high nine strikeouts in seven-plus to extend his career-long losing streak to eight games.

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HOUSTON - Six-foot-four, 250-pound slugger Chris Carter isn't the kind of player who normally hits infield singles.

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