Texas 18, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 38229

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 4 3 0 0 1 0 8 2 18 21 0
Boston 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 9-2 5-2 4-0 W5
Boston 4-7 3-2 1-5 L2

Recap


Rangers 18, Red Sox 3:
Texas clubbed six homers - including two by Mike Napoli - and Colby Lewis pitched seven strong innings as the Rangers improved to 4-0 on the road for the first time in 20 years.

Texas owns the American League's best record at 9-2, while Boston dropped its second straight to fall to 4-7.

Lewis (2-0) yielded a two-run homer to Dustin Pedroia in the first, but was nearly unhittable after that. He fanned seven and walked none in lowering his ERA to 1.83.

Texas sent 10 men to the plate in a four-run second. Napoli highlighted the outburst, golfing an 0-2 slider over the Green Monster to tie it 2-2. Michael Young hit a sixth-inning solo homer, and Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre crushed back-to-back homers in an eight-run eighth that also featured Nelson Cruz's two-run blast.

It was the fifth homer this season for Hamilton, who has 11 RBIs in 11 games.

Red Sox ace Jon Lester  (0-2), knocked out after 2-plus innings, allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and four walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Rangers are 9-5 at Fenway Park since 2009. … Napoli is 6 for 10 against Lester in his career, with two homers and five RBIs. … The Red Sox have scored a total of four runs in Lester’s three starts. … Young left the game in the eighth with back stiffness.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Boston
Colby Lewis Player Jon Lester
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 2.0
7 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 8
2.57 ERA 31.50
Hitting
Texas   Boston
Mike Napoli Player Ryan Sweeney
3 Hits 3
4 RBI 0
2 HR 0
9 TB 5
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 21 6 42 .457 21 8 18 8 0 0
Boston 10 2 18 .278 10 11 3 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Texas. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .778 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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