Texas 5, Boston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 3, 2011 2:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 46326

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
Texas 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 5 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 0-3 0-0 0-3 L3
Texas 3-0 3-0 0-0 W3

Recap


The Texas Rangers belted four solo home runs off Clay Buchholz, and Matt Harrison threw seven strong innings in a 5-1 win and series sweep over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

The Rangers got homers from Ian Kinsler, Mike Napoli, David Murphy and Nelson Cruz. It was the third home run of the season for both Kinsler and Cruz. Texas hit 11 home runs in the series.

Harrison (1-0) allowed just one run on five hits while fanning eight as Texas improved to 3-0 on the season. Buchholz (0-1) allowed four runs and just five hits in six innings.

Carl Crawford, who went hitless in his first two games for the Red Sox, was 2-for-4 with an RBI. His single in the seventh cut the deficit to 3-1, but Harrison later fanned Jacoby Ellsbury with the bases loaded to end the inning.

It is the first time Boston started a season 0-3 since 1996 when it lost the first five games of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Texas
Clay Buchholz Player Matt Harrison
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 8
5 Hits 5
5.68 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Boston   Texas
Carl Crawford Player Mike Napoli
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 5 0 5 .156 12 9 1 2 0 0
Texas 9 4 23 .310 12 7 5 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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