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Vazquez has 3 RBIs to help Red Sox over Astros 8-3

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By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie Christian Vazquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBIs to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

Vazquez, who was playing in his second big league game, singled in the third inning, had an RBI double in the fourth and drove home two more with a double in Boston's five-run sixth.

Ortiz drove in three runs with a double in the sixth to make it 8-1.

John Lackey (10-6) rebounded from a tough stretch to allow four hits and two runs with a season-high five walks in six innings.

Scott Feldman (4-6) allowed seven runs and tied a season-high with 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Houston's Chris Carter homered twice.

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