- Associated Press - Sunday, August 17, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Houston starter Brad Peacock lasted long enough against Boston this time to blow a sizable lead.

Peacock gave up a pair of two-run homers to David Ortiz, including the slugger’s 400th in a Red Sox uniform, that powered Boston past the Astros 10-7 on Saturday night.

Peacock gave up six runs in 4 1-3 innings. On July 13 at Minute Maid Park, he retired just one batter before being pulled with the bases loaded and the score tied at 1 when Houston lost to Boston.

“Our offense did a great job for me tonight and I just couldn’t back them up,” he said. “I felt good tonight. I felt like the fastball was coming out good, just the offspeed stuff killed me. Made some bad two-strike pitches.”

Houston manager Bo Porter stuck with Peacock as long as he could, but knows the young right-hander needs to pitch further into games.

“We’re going to definitely need him to get deeper into the game and stop putting that kind of stress on the bullpen,” he said. “It’s something that needs to be rectified.”

Big Papi joined Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as the only players to hit 400 homers while playing with the Red Sox. Ortiz did it with his shot into the first row of the center-field seats in the third inning.

“David Ortiz is a Hall of Famer. He’s about as good as it gets in this game,” Porter said.

Chris Carter hit a solo homer and added a sacrifice fly for the Astros, who lost for the fifth time in seven games. A day earlier, Houston collected the franchise’s first win in Fenway Park after going 0-8.

Ortiz hooked his other homer around the Pesky Pole in right in the fifth. He has 459 home runs in his career, which started with Minnesota.

Ortiz added a two-run double in the eighth, matching his career high with six RBIs. He left to a standing ovation for a pinch runner, tipping his helmet as the crowd gave him a curtain call.

Williams hit 521 homers and Yaz had 452. Both spent their entire careers with the Red Sox.

The Red Sox trailed 6-3 before scoring four in the sixth. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a sacrifice fly off Josh Fields (2-6) to push Boston ahead.

Alex Wilson (1-0) earned the win with 2 1-3 hitless innings.

The Astros built a 5-1 lead against Rubby De La Rosa by scoring two in the first, one in the second and two in the third.

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