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Nick Pivetta throws complete game 2-hitter as Boston Red Sox beat Astros, 5-1, in rubber game of series

BOSTON -- Wednesday night’s game started out as a continuation of Tuesday’s bloodbath for the Red Sox. Nobody could have predicted what happened next. After Jose Altuve led off the game with a solo homer, Nick Pivetta retired 27 of the final 28 batters he faced -- including 18 in a row -- en route to a two-hit, complete game in a 5-1 Red won. Pivetta allowed just a single run on two hits while striking out eight batters; he needed 112 pitches to record all 27 outs.
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Red Sox 5, Astros 1: Nick Pivetta does the damn thing

Any concern that the recent turnaround from Nick Pivetta was mostly a product of facing some of the bottom tier lineups in the game can now be put to rest after what he did on Wednesday night. Things started off a bit bleakly with José Altuve capping off a 10-pitch at bat with a solo homer, but he’d be the only Astros hitter among the first 19 to step to the plate who reached base. Pivetta was absolutely dominant after the home run to finish a complete game two-hitter, and against one of the better lineups in the game to boot. Throw in five runs from the offense, led by Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts, and the Red Sox won a second straight series for the first time this season.

Red Sox Notes: Nick Pivetta Throws Second-Career Complete Game

Nick Pivetta had a rough start to season, but the right-hander put together the best outing for any Red Sox pitcher by throwing a complete game in Boston’s 5-1 win against the Houston Astros on Wednesday at Fenway Park. The night did not start well for Pivetta as lead-off...

Red Sox’s Nick Pivetta Pinpoints What Has Keyed Turnaround For Him

For Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta, it’s been a quick, and successful, turnaround after getting roughed up in his first three starts of the season. Pivetta had without a doubt his best outing of the 2022 campaign, and arguably his best showing since joining the Red Sox, on Wednesday night in a 5-1 win over the Houston Astros when he threw a complete game two-hitter.

Nick Pivetta was so dominant for Red Sox in complete game that Alex Cora thought he’d kill him if he took him out: ‘I’m going to stay away’

BOSTON -- Alex Cora is notoriously careful with his starting pitchers, especially early in the season. Rarely does a Red Sox starter go past six innings or 100 pitches. But Nick Pivetta’s performance was on a different level Wednesday, and Cora recognized that. So despite Pivetta being at 102 pitches through eight innings, Cora let him go back out for the ninth.