Garcia throws 7 solid innings, Astros beat Red Sox 5-1

Houston Astros’ Chas McCormick (20), Kyle Tucker (30) and Myles Straw celebrate after a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Houston. The Astros won 5-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Luis Garcia threw a career-high seven innings, Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 for their third straight victory. Garcia permitted one run and six hits, retiring 11 of 12 batters over one stretch. The right-hander struck out six and walked one in his fourth consecutive win. Altuve led off the first with his eighth homer, a drive to left-center against Garrett Richards. It was Altuve’s third leadoff homer this season.