Texas 6, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 51°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 37967

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 10-2 5-2 5-0 W6
Boston 4-8 3-3 1-5 L3

Recap


Rangers 6, Red Sox 3:
Mike Napoli homered for the fourth time in three games and drove in four runs, and left-hander Derek Holland pitched seven sharp innings as visiting Texas won its sixth straight.

Holland (2-0) allowed two runs, four hits, walked three and struck out seven to improve to 3-1 lifetime against Boston.

Napoli had three hits and finished the two-game series sweep 6-for-9 with three homers, eight RBIs and four runs scored.

Josh Hamilton also had three hits to raise his average to .440 for the Rangers (10-2), who won for the fifth time in a row on the road.

Josh Beckett (1-2) gave up three runs, seven hits, walked one and struck out seven in seven innings.

The Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the second when Kevin Youkilis drove a 2-2 pitch over the Green Monster for his first homer after David Ortiz led off the inning with a double.

Hamilton's infield hit in the third drove in Ian Kinsler before Napoli knocked a 2-0 offering into the Monster seats in the fourth with David Murphy aboard following a single.

Texas broke the game open with three runs in the eighth, the last two on Napoli's two-run double off the Monster.

Pinch hitter Ryan Sweeney had an RBI single in the ninth to make it 6-3 before pinch hitter Jarrod Saltalamacchia lined into a double play with two on to end it.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Hamilton is 8-for-17 against Beckett. ... Youkilis was 0-for-6 against Holland prior to the homer. ... Boston's Darnell McDonald went 0-for-3 and is off to a 2-for-24 start. ... The Rangers have scored 52 runs in their last five games at Fenway Park with 13 homers. ... Texas heads to Detroit for a four-game series with the Tigers in a rematch of the 2011 American League Championship Series, won by the Rangers in six games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Boston
Derek Holland Player Josh Beckett
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 7
2.57 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Texas   Boston
Mike Napoli Player Ryan Sweeney
3 Hits 1
4 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 1
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 10 1 14 .294 8 8 6 5 0 1
Boston 5 1 10 .161 13 8 3 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Rangers have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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