Be firm.

The Red Sox look to put a ghoulish Friday game behind them tonight in Houston.

The Red Sox (27-24), fresh off a game against the Astros (34-18) that they could have won but for some “Little League” defense, as this site’s editor called it, look to even the score down in Houston tonight at 7:15 p.m (FOX). It’s David Price against Brad Peacock, with no J.D. Martinez to speak of, again, with Christian Vázquez taking over the DH spot in the starting lineup with the big slugger still ailing. On Houston’s side, George Springer, also dogged by injuries, gets the day off, pushing replacement second baseman Aledmys Diaz into the leadoff spot. It’s another busy weekend over here at OTM, so we’ll leave you now to your barbecues and leisurely life as we wait for first pitch.

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