Red Sox - 000 200 020 - 4 6 0 Rangers - 011 100 22x - 7 12 1Hanley Ramirez's 12th home run of the year, an opposite field drive which just squeaked over the fence in right, cut the Rangers' lead to 5-4 in the eighth inning, and provided some hope that the Red Sox might come back on the Rangers.
But those hopes were dashed when Craig Breslow put two men on base after two were out in the home half of the eighth and Matt Barnes allowed them both to score - on a double by Robinson Chrinos. Josh Hamilton hit two solo home runs and scored three times for Texas.
Boston trailed for most of the game, though they did tie the score at 2-2 in the fourth. Ramirez singled and Mike Napoli worked a nine-pitch walk. Brock Holt grounded back to the mound and Yovani Gallardo's bounced his throw to second base and shortstop Hanser Alberto could not catch it. It was ruled an error and the bases were loaded with no outs. Xander Bogaerts flied out to right which brought in one run, and Blake Swihart singled in another run. Rusney Castillo grounded into a double play to end the rally.
The Red Sox fell to 22-27.
Steven Wright / Yovani Gallardo