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Boxscore > Texas 8, Boston 5
Rangers pelt Pedro, sweep Sox
The Rangers usually bring out the best in Boston ace Pedro Martinez, but things didn't hold to form for Martinez and the Red Sox on Saturday night. Heading into the game, Martinez had won his last seven decisions against Texas and owned an 8-1 lifetime mark against them. He's now 8-2.
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Pedro Martinez surrendered six runs on nine hits over four innings. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Last season, Ryan Drese and Joaquin Benoit were consistently inconsistent. But this season, it's another story, and Rangers manager Buck Showalter couldn't be happier about it. The sometimes dynamic duo were almost heroic as they teamed to complete a sweep of a twi-night doubleheader.
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Boston (15-8)
Lost 2
Texas 8, Boston 5  
Texas (15-9)
Won 3
Standings through 5/1/04  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Damon, CF5122001.271
Mueller, 3B4011002.253
Ortiz, 1B5010023.297
Ramirez, DH4010011.366
Varitek, C4231001.314
McCarty, LF4120012.238
Bellhorn, 2B3111113.221
Kapler, RF3000004.222
a-Daubach, PH0000100.286
Crespo, SS4000015.167

a-Walked for Kapler in the 9th.

2B: McCarty (2, Benoit), Damon (7, Powell).
3B: Damon (1, Benoit).
HR: Varitek (5, 6th inning off Benoit, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 5; Mueller; Ortiz; Ramirez; Varitek 6; McCarty 3; Bellhorn.
RBI: Mueller (13), Varitek (12), Bellhorn (10), Damon 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crespo, Kapler, Damon, Ortiz 2.
SF: Mueller.
GIDP: Ortiz.
Team LOB: 7.

Outfield assists: Kapler (Dellucci at 3rd base).

Young, M, SS5122002.356
Blalock, 3B5111025.324
Soriano, 2B4112001.333
Fullmer, DH4010011.247
Jordan, RF4011011.091
Dellucci, CF3120101.345
Perry, 1B4000014.244
Mench, LF4230000.315
Barajas, C4232001.300

2B: Dellucci (4, Martinez, P), Soriano (7, Martinez, P), Barajas 2 (3, Martinez, P, Malaska), Young, M (7, Martinez, P), Mench 2 (10, Dinardo, Malaska).
HR: Blalock (5, 1st inning off Martinez, P, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 3; Blalock 4; Soriano 2; Fullmer; Jordan; Dellucci 3; Mench 5; Barajas 5.
RBI: Blalock (20), Young, M 2 (17), Soriano 2 (16), Jordan (1), Barajas 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Jordan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perry 2, Soriano, Blalock 2.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Jordan (1, 3rd base off Martinez, P/Varitek).

DP: (Soriano-Perry).

Martinez, P (L, 3-2)4.09661314.17
Dinardo 3.02000100.00
Malaska 1.03220103.52
Benoit (W, 1-0)7.06221313.57
Almanzar 1.04330104.50
Powell 0.11001101.80
Cordero (S, 9)0.20000102.45

Almanzar pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Martinez, P 87-49, Dinardo 44-29, Malaska 20-15, Benoit 102-63, Almanzar 19-12, Powell 13-8, Cordero 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Martinez, P 3-5, Dinardo 7-1, Malaska 1-1, Benoit 10-8, Almanzar 2-0, Powell 0-0, Cordero 0-1.
Batters faced: Martinez, P 21, Dinardo 11, Malaska 6, Benoit 28, Almanzar 6, Powell 3, Cordero 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Powell 2-2, Cordero 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Ramon Armendariz. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 58 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 44,598.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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