Boston 2, Texas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 94°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 41237

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 49-49 25-28 24-21 W1
Texas 57-39 30-17 27-22 L1

Recap


Red Sox 2, Rangers 1:
Mike Aviles singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning as visiting Boston snapped a four-game slide and earned a rare victory at Texas.

Kelly Shoppach added an RBI double and Alfredo Aceves picked up his 21st save in 25 chances for the Red Sox, who improved to 5-12 in their last 17 games in Arlington.

Texas closer Joe Nathan (1-3) came into a tie game in the ninth and got two quick outs before walking Daniel Nava and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Aviles worked the count to 3-2 and reached out for a slider, sending a soft line drive just over the leap of shortstop Elvis Andrus to score Nava and grab the lead.

Boston struck first, pushing a run across in the fourth inning against Rangers rookie starter Martin Perez. Cody Ross drew a leadoff walk and looked like he would be stranded until Shoppach came up with two outs and drove a 3-1 pitch the opposite way, where it glanced off right fielder Daniel Murphy’s glove for an RBI double.

Texas got that run back in the sixth, when Andrus doubled off Clay Buchholz, moved to third on a wild pitch and came across on Josh Hamilton’s groundout. It marked the league-leading 81st RBI for Hamilton.

Perez, who was recalled to fill in for the injured Colby Lewis, ended up allowing one run and five hits in six innings.

Buchholz lasted seven frames, surrendering one run and four hits while walking three and striking out one. Vicente Padilla (4-0) tossed a scoreless frame for the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler was thrown out of the game in the first inning by first base umpire Mike Muchlinski after arguing an out call on a pickoff play. … Texas 3B Adrian Beltre was removed from the game in the eighth inning after getting hit in the helmet with a fastball from Padilla. … LF Carl Crawford was dropped from No. 2 to No. 7 in the Boston batting order after going 0-for-8 in the previous two games. He went 0-for-3 on Tuesday. … Nathan had issued a total of five walks in 38 1/3 innings coming into the contest.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Texas
Clay Buchholz Player Martin Perez
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 5
1.29 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Boston   Texas
Will Middlebrooks Player David Murphy
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 6 0 7 .182 15 4 2 4 0 2
Texas 5 0 8 .167 11 3 1 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .534 after a win and .684 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .510 after a win and .490 after a loss.