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Red Sox DH David Ortiz rounds first after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Ortiz, Ross Provide Power As Red Sox Win Third Straight, 7-3 Over Astros

David Ross cleared the Green Monster twice with solo home runs and Ryan Dempster struck out a career-high 10 for the Boston Red Sox in a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.


Bo Porter #16 of the Houston Astros removes Philip Humber #59 after giving up two runs in the 5th inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 25, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Baseball Reporters: April 26, 2013

The Baseball Reporters Show from Friday, April 26.


David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox watches the flight of his home run in the 3rd inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on April 25, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The home run was the first by Ortiz since returning to the team after an injury. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Hot-Hitting Ortiz Leads Red Sox Over Astros 7-2

David Ortiz went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs, boosting his batting average over .500 as the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 7-2 Thursday night to win their eighth straight series opener.


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Astros Asking Matt Dominguez To Add Offense To His Well-Known Defense

Known primarily for his glove at the hot corner, Matt Dominguez surprised with his bat by posting a .284 average with five longballs in 31 games for Houston.


Brad Mills. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Astros Fire Brad Mills

Tony DeFrancesco was chosen interim manager Sunday, a day after Brad Mills was fired.


Red Sox reliever Mark Melancon. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Is Melancon The Answer At Closer?

Felger and Massarotti opened the day breaking down the Sox trade that sent Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland to the Astros for closer Mark Melancon. Is Melancon in line to be the Sox new closer?


Reliever Mark Melancon is reportedly heading to the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Red Sox Get Closer Melancon From Astros For Lowrie, Weiland

The Boston Red Sox have traded infielder Jed Lowrie and right handed pitcher Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for reliever Mark Melancon.


Roger Clemens (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Prosecutors Say Needles Had Clemens’ DNA, Steroids

Prosecutors say needles and cotton balls that Roger Clemens’ former trainer says he used to inject the star pitcher in the middle of his career tested positive for Clemens’ DNA and anabolic steroids.


Roger Clemens arrives at the U.S. District Court on July 6, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Clemens To Question Validity Of House Hearings

Roger Clemens’ attorney revealed Tuesday that the ex-baseball star plans to begin his defense against charges of lying to Congress by questioning whether lawmakers’ investigation into whether he used performance-enhancing drugs was proper.


Pitcher Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 3, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Beckett Fans Season-High 11 As Red Sox Top Astros

Josh Beckett pitched a gem and the Boston Red Sox scored the go-ahead run on a walk in the ninth inning for a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday and the series sweep.