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Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Series Recap

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Series Recap

Written by Joshua Conrad

May 6, 2018

 

The Texas Rangers (13-23) dropped three out of four games to the Boston Red Sox (25-9) over the weekend in Arlington.

The series drops the Rangers to 5-15 at home on the 2018 season, the third worst home record in the MLB this year.

The Rangers took game one of the series 11-5. The Rangers bats were alive early and often, scoring nine runs off Boston starter David Price (L, 2-4) in just 3.2 innings.

Nomar Mazara starred for the Rangers with five RBI’s including three on a fourth inning homerun (6).

Mike Minor (W,3-1) picked up the win for the Rangers pitching six innings while giving up three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts.

Game two was less kind to the Rangers as the Red Sox won 5-1. In an impromptu home run derby type of a game five of the game’s six runs were via the longball.

Mookie Betts hit his major league leading 13th home run for the Red Sox.

Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (W,5-0) was excellent in six innings striking out eight and giving up just one run on three hits.

Saturday saw the Rangers jump out to an early lead off two Joey Gallo homeruns (12) including a 466 shot in the second inning.

Despite the early lead, the Rangers could not hold on, giving up two runs in the seventh inning and one in the ninth to fall 6-5 to the Red Sox.

Sunday afternoon saw Chris Sale (W,3-1) stifled the Rangers bats striking out 12 in seven innings, giving up just one run on four hits to help Boston to a 6-1 victory.

The Rangers lone run came off a Ryan Rua homerun (2) in the seventh inning.

Texas struggled all weekend to put the bat on the ball striking out 52 times in the four-game series. The Rangers are currently second in the MLB for team strikeouts, striking out 342 times at the plate this season, second only to San Diego who has 347.

Up next: The Rangers stay in Arlington and welcome in the Detroit Tigers (14-19) for a three-game series with 7:05pm starts Monday and Tuesday before an afternoon game Wednesday at 1:05.

 

kristina killingsworth

May 8th, 2018

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