Texas 5, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 98°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Tschida, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 44104

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 49-50 25-28 24-22 L1
Texas 58-39 31-17 27-22 W1

Recap


Rangers 5, Red Sox 3: Derek Holland was sharp through 7 2/3 innings and Daniel Murphy keyed a three-run fourth inning as host Texas took the rubber game from Boston.

Craig Gentry and Ian Kinsler each drove in a run and Nelson Cruz homered for the Rangers, who improved to 13-5 against the Red Sox in their last 18 meetings in Arlington.

Holland (7-5) was charged with three runs on five hits while walking three and striking out seven. The left-hander bounced back after not notching a strikeout in a loss at the Los Angeles Angels last weekend.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine came to the mound with two outs and two on in the seventh inning but elected to keep Josh Beckett in the game to face Michael Young with the score tied 3-3. Beckett (5-9) unleashed a wild pitch two throws later, allowing Elvis Andrus to score from third with the go-ahead run.

Cruz made it a 5-3 gap in the eighth, driving a slider from Matt Albers the opposite way into the Texas bullpen in right.

Texas had taken the lead in the fourth inning. Murphy doubled in a run to start the rally and moved up on Yorvit Torrealba’s single. Gentry came up next and laid down a perfect suicide squeeze, with Murphy scampering home. Kinsler capped the uprising with an RBI single.

Boston tied it in the sixth on Dustin Pedroia’s solo home run. Texas native Will Middlebrooks also homered for the Red Sox.

Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 20th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Struggling Rangers OF Josh Hamilton told reporters before the game he is “out of sorts mentally." He went 0-for-3 on Wednesday and is batting .154 in July. … Red Sox LF Carl Crawford (elbow) was lifted for defensive purposes in the late innings for the second straight night, replaced by Daniel Nava. … Texas 3B Adrian Beltre was back in the lineup a night after getting hit in the head by a fastball from Vicente Padilla. In apparent retaliation, Boston 1B Adrian Gonzalez was drilled in the backside by Holland in the first inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Texas
Josh Beckett Player Derek Holland
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.2
3 Strikeouts 7
9 Hits 5
5.14 ERA 3.52
Hitting
Boston   Texas
Will Middlebrooks Player Yorvit Torrealba
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 5 2 11 .161 6 8 2 1 1 0
Texas 10 1 15 .312 14 3 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Rangers have a W/L % of .534 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .490 after a loss.