Boston 9, Texas 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 6, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 37316

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 63-45 34-21 29-24 L2
Boston 55-55 29-32 26-23 W2

Recap

Red Sox 9, Rangers 2: Aaron Cook bounced back from a string of poor starts with seven strong innings and Carl Crawford continued his hot streak with three RBIs as host Boston took the opener from Texas.

Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and three RBIs and Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury each chipped in three hits and an RBI for the Red Sox, who have won back-to-back games to once again pull back to .500 at 55-55.

Cook (3-5) allowed one run on six hits while walking three and matching a season high with two strikeouts. The right-hander, who had been knocked around for 12 runs in 8 2/3 innings over his last two turns, had his sinkerball working and induced 15 groundouts against one flyout.

Rangers starter Yu Darvish (11-8) was not as sharp in his Fenway Park debut, getting knocked around for six runs and 11 hits while walking four and striking out nine in 6 2/3 frames.

Texas took the lead with a run in the second but Boston bounced back in the third. Ellsbury led off with a double and Crawford followed with another two-base hit before coming in a batter later on Gonzalez’s double.

Ellsbury, Crawford and Pedroia each added an RBI in a three-run rally in the fourth that opened the gap.

Gonzalez singled in another in the seventh and joined Crawford and Cody Ross with RBIs in a three-run eighth. Crawford is 9-for-18 with eight RBIs and six runs scored in the last four games.

David Murphy singled in a run and Adrian Beltre hit a solo homer for Texas, which has dropped back-to-back contests.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Red Sox DH David Ortiz (Achilles) will have an injection in his right heel but there is still no timetable for his return. … Michael Young made his first start of the season at shortstop for the Rangers in place of Elvis Andrus (shoulder), who was banged up on a play at the plate Sunday. Andrus expects to return on Tuesday. … Boston owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington each publicly pledged their support of manager Bobby Valentine, who has been questioned by the media. … Texas RHP Roy Oswalt will remain in the bullpen despite his desire to be a starter.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Boston
Yu Darvish Player Aaron Cook
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 7.0
9 Strikeouts 2
11 Hits 6
8.10 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Texas   Boston
Nelson Cruz Player Dustin Pedroia
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 6
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 8 1 14 .250 11 4 2 3 0 0
Boston 14 0 22 .400 18 10 9 5 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Texas. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .527 after a win and .473 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .659 after a loss.