Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/25/13
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David Ortiz went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBI, boosting his batting average over .500 as the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 7-2 Thursday night to win their eighth consecutive series opener. Ortiz, who also scored three runs, is 11 for 20 (.550) with five RBI since returning last weekend. He missed 71 of last year's final 72 games and most of the first three weeks this season because of a heel injury. Boston has won 10 of its last 13 and taken the first eight series openers of a season for the first time in team history. Clay Buchholz (5-0) allowed two runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings with 10 strikeouts and two walks. His ERA rose from 0.90 to 1.19. Buchholz became the first Boston pitcher to win his opening five starts since Josh Beckett in 2007 -- when the Red Sox went on to win the World Series. Pitching one year and four days after his perfect game for the Chicago White Sox against Seattle, Philip Humber (0-5) gave up seven runs, 10 hits and three walks in 4...
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