Collinsville’s Tanner Houck tossed five scoreless innings on the mound to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Miami Marlins on the road Tuesday night 2-0.
The 2017 first round pick of the Sox gave up two hits while striking out seven and walking three.
Houck’s first pitch was a ball outside to leadoff hitter Corey Dickerson. Dickersron would go on to single to left field but was thrown out at 2nd base by Yairo Munoz trying to stretch it into a double.
After getting Starling Marte to fly out to right, he struck out Jesus Aguilar on a 96 mph fastball to complete his initial big league inning.
The win raised the Red Sox record to 18-31 for the year. They sit 13.5 games behind first place Tampa Bay in the American League East Division.