The Red Sox kicked off their homestand with their fourth straight win Thursday night, taking down the Astros 9-4.
The Astros jumped to the early lead in the second, scoring a run on a fielding error by Mike Napoli. They added to the lead in the third on a Robbie Grossman single, then followed up with a two-run home run by Matt Dominguez in the fourth to make it 4-0.
However, the real damage was dealt in the sixth inning, when the Red Sox offense exploded for seven runs.
David Ortiz singled in Brock Holt to make it 4-2, and then Napoli drove in Pedey to make it a one-run game. Will Middlebrooks tied the game with a single to center, bringing in Cespedes, and Jackie Bradley Jr. followed up with a walk to take the lead.
Christian Vazquez added to the lead with a sac fly to score Nava to make it 6-4. A passed ball, walk, and pitching change later, Pedroia hit a ground-rule double over the right field wall to make it 8-4.
The Sox added one more in the eighth to make it 9-4, and brought in Tazawa to finish off the ninth.
Allen Webster recorded his third win of the year, improving to a 3-1 record on the season.
The Red Sox and Astros return to action at Fenway Park on Friday at 7:10 for game two of the four-game series.