Boston starter Nathan EovaldiHe became the third pitcher in major-league history to allow five homers in one inning Tuesday night.
He started against the Fenway Park team. Houston AstrosEovaldi only lasted 1.2 innings. He allowed eight hits and six earned run while striking out none. Eovaldi allowed homers after a three up, three down first. Yuli Gurriel, Michael Brantley, Jeremy Pena, Kyle Tucker Yordan AlvarezHouston raced to a 9-1 lead, as Boston stood silent.
Relief Tyler DanishAlex Cora asked him to complete the inning. It was the Astros' first five-homer inning in team history, according to ESPN Stats & Information research, and it was the first time Boston had allowed five in the same frame.
Eovaldi was Boston's opening-day starter last season. The Red Sox advanced into the American League Championship Series thanks to a strong campaign. In 32 starts last season Eovaldi allowed 15 homers. This season, however, he has only allowed 14.
Eovaldi, like many Red Sox veterans, is struggling in the beginning. Boston defeated the Astros 6-3 on Monday.
Chase Anderson in 2020, and Michael Blazek 2017 were the other pitchers that could match Eovaldi.