Alvarez, Correa lead Astros, end Boston’s 5-game win streak

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

By KYLE HIGHTOWER

BOSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa and Yordan Alvarez homered to back Framber Valdez, and the Houston Astros ended Boston’s five-game winning streak, beating the Red Sox 7-1. It was the Astros’ fourth win in five games against Boston this season after taking three of four last week in Houston. The Astros have outscored the Red Sox 26-10 overall. Valdez allowed one run and five hits over 7 1/3 innings, striking out eight to pick up his second straight win over Boston. He held the Red Sox to one run in seven innings last week.