May 4, 2013

G30: Rangers 5, Red Sox 1

Red Sox - 010 000 000 - 1  7  2
Rangers - 100 200 02x - 5 10  0
Texas pitching - which leads MLB in team ERA - shut down the Red Sox for the second straight night. Ogando (6-6-1-2-4, 101) worked out of a few minor jams and a trio of relievers held the line.

Ian Kinsler belted Lackey's first pitch of the game to deep left for a home run. Left fielder Daniel Nava had no idea where the ball went; he was standing with his arms outstretched, confused, as the ball landed 15 rows deep beyond the high wall.

Boston tied the game when David Ortiz doubled and scored on Nava's single to center.

Lackey's control deserted him in the fourth. He walked three and allowed two singles, and was hurt by a throwing error by Will Middlebrooks.

The Red Sox had runners on base in every inning but the first and ninth. With one out in the third, and runners at first and second, Dustin Pedroia struck out and Ortiz flied to left. In the sixth, Jarrod Saltalamacchia fanned, stranding runners at first and second. And Boston had men on second and third with one out in the seventh, but both Shane Victorino and Pedroia grounded to first.

Texas added some insurance on Craig Gentry's two-run dong off Koji Uehara.
John Lackey / Alexi Ogando
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Nava, LF
Saltalamacchia, C
Middlebrooks, 3B
Drew, SS
In 11 games, David Ortiz is hitting .465/.489/.837:
I love beating up on the opposition. I love the pain on their face.

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