Houston Astros defeat Boston Red Sox, 11-10

HOUSTON - Jonathan Papelbon was present in the bullpen in body only last night.

He was not an option, even as it all slipped away for the Red Sox in an 11-10 loss to the Houston Astros.

"I'm beat up," Papelbon said. "Just drained all over."

Nothing to worry about, he said as he strolled out of the clubhouse. Another night's sleep, and he expected to be on call again this afternoon, although with the Sox as protective of their pitchers as they are, that may rank as a ...

HOUSTON --Lance Berkman atoned for three strikeouts with a two-run double in the eighth inning Saturday night to lift the Houston Astros to an 11-10 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Mark Loretta hit a three-run homer and Carlos Lee added a solo shot and a two-run double for the Astros, who beat Boston for the first time in five all-time meetings.

Houston rallied from 4-0 and 9-6 deficits. Ty Wigginton tied the game at 9-all with a solo homer in the eighth off Manny Delca...