May 20, 2015

G40: Rangers 2, Red Sox 1

Rangers - 011 000 000 - 2  8  1
Red Sox - 000 010 000 - 1  9  1
Another frustrating game in which the Red Sox fail to hit with men on base.

In the sixth, trailing by one run, Boston loaded the bases with one out. But Brock Holt struck out and Xander Bogaerts, who hit a tremendous home run in the fifth, lined to center.

In the seventh, Mookie Betts was on second with one out. But Dustin Pedroia flied to short right and after David Ortiz was walked intentionally, Hanley Ramirez lined to second.

In the eighth, with a man on first and one out, Holt grounded into a fielder's choice and Bogaerts struck out.

In the ninth, Betts hustled his way to a one-out double. It was a repeat of the seventh. Pedroia lined to left and after an intentional walk to Ortiz, Ramirez grounded to second.

The Red Sox were 1-for-8 with RATS and left 12 men on base (eight left on in the final four innings).
Phil Klein / Joe Kelly
Betts, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Napoli, 1B
Nava, RF
Holt, 3B
Bogaerts, SS
Swihart, C

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