Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 8/6/13
Pete Lepak RedSoxLife Staff Writer 'Stros blank Sox? That just happened! Monday night's Astros-Red Sox game was a pitcher's duel that went in favor of Houston's Brett Oberholtzer, who pitched seven innings of four hit ball for his second career win. Credit must also be given to John Lackey, the hard luck loser who went six plus innings and struck out ten. The Red Sox struggled offensively against the worst team in baseball, and could not even get a runner to third base until Jonny Gomes reached in the seventh. Here are the four at bats that changed the game: 1) Live by the steal, die by the steal. In the fourth inning of a 0-0 game, Houston decided to take fate into their own hands and start stealing bases. Jose Altuve leads off the inning with an infield single to third, then takes second on a steal. Jason Castro then walks and Houston has something doing in the inning. Altuve breaks for third with Brett Wallace up, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia guns him for the out, and then Lackey strikes
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