Boston 11, Texas 5

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 103°
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 25705

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 11 14 0
Texas 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 78-50 38-24 40-26 W1
Texas 74-56 40-24 34-32 L1

Recap


Adrian Gonzalez homered twice, and Marco Scutaro and Dustin Pedroia belted two-run doubles as the Boston Red Sox slugged their way to an 11-5 victory over the host Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
 
Jarrod Saltalamacchia and rookie Ryan Lavarnway added RBI doubles for Boston, which pulled into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees atop the American League East.
 
John Lackey (12-9) collected his seventh win in eight decisions despite yielding four runs for the third straight outing. He also allowed seven hits and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings.
 
Gonzalez went deep for the first time since July 30 with a two-run homer in the first. His 20th homer of the season - a solo shot in the fourth - gave Boston a 7-4 lead.
 
Josh Hamilton homered and drove in two runs, and Ian Kinsler also went deep for Texas, which saw its lead in the AL West over the Los Angeles Angels trimmed to 3 1/2 games.
 
Colby Lewis (11-9) permitted seven runs on nine hits in six innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Texas
John Lackey Player Colby Lewis
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 9
5.40 ERA 10.50
Hitting
Boston   Texas
Adrian Gonzalez Player Endy Chavez
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
2 HR 0
9 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 14 2 25 .368 12 3 11 3 1 0
Texas 8 2 14 .250 12 8 5 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .582 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .654 after a win and .540 after a loss.
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