Red Sox - 000 000 100 - 1 5 0 Rangers - 011 010 11x - 5 9 1The Rangers hit four more home runs today, giving them 11 dongs in their three-game sweep. Both Ian Kinlser and Nelson Cruz hit home runs in each of the three games.
Buchholz (6.1-5-4-2-3, 86) pitched better than his two predecessors, but his mates could not do anything with Harrison (7-5-1-2-8, 108) or the Texas bullpen (six up, six down).
Carl Crawford got his first hit as a Sock in the second inning, and he drove in Boston's only run with a seventh-inning single.
Clay Buchholz / Matt Harrison
Carl Crawford (0-for-7 with four strikeouts in the first two games) is bumped down to seventh in today's lineup and Adrian Gonzalez is up in the #3 spot. Jed Lowrie and Darnell McDonald are also in the starting lineup.
The Red Sox have not started a season 0-3 since 1996, when they lost their first five games (and were 2-12 and 3-15 in late April).
The Sox were 0-for-11 with RATS last night (4-for-23 in the two games). Since the start of the 2009 season, Boston has won only six of 21 games against the Rangers.