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Tony tortures Texas
Bullpen can't lift Rangers
Michael Young, Hank Blalock and Alfonso Soriano each posted first-inning RBIs, but starter Ricardo Rodriguez allowed Boston four runs and left after recording just two outs. After Texas rallied to tie things up in the fifth inning, its bullpen was unable to keep the Red Sox bats in check.
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Red Sox 11, Rangers 6
Tony Graffanino returns to the dugout after his three-run homer in the fifth inning. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Series at a glance:
Red Sox come out slugging
Tony Graffanino went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer into the Monster seats and scored from second base on an infield single in the seventh to cap a stellar night. After Wade Miller struggled, Jeremi Gonzalez delivered 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 08, 2005
TEX
Texas (56-55)
Lost 1
Boston 11, Texas 6   BOS
Boston (64-47)
Won 2
August 8, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   6 16 2
Boston
4 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 X   11 12 1
Standings through 8/8/05  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dellucci, LF6120013.261
Young, M, SS5221012.332
Teixeira, 1B3110211.279
Blalock, 3B4032002.282
Soriano, 2B5021004.287
Nevin, DH5110014.259
Mench, RF5020002.271
Matthews, CF4110103.268
Barajas, C5021004.255
Totals4261653425 

BATTING
2B: Dellucci (10, Miller), Blalock (24, Miller), Nevin (15, Miller), Teixeira (24, Timlin).
TB: Dellucci 3; Young, M 2; Teixeira 2; Blalock 4; Soriano 2; Nevin 2; Mench 2; Matthews; Barajas 2.
RBI: Young, M (60), Blalock 2 (73), Soriano (79), Barajas (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench; Blalock; Barajas 2; Soriano; Nevin.
SF: Blalock.
GIDP: Nevin; Dellucci.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Soriano (17, fielding), Barajas (8, throw).
DP: 2 (Soriano-Teixeira, Shouse-Young, M-Teixeira).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5012005.339
Renteria, SS4110101.278
Ortiz, DH4112110.294
Ramirez, M, LF4100113.282
Stern, RF0000000.143
Varitek, C4200130.307
Millar, RF-1B4120002.274
Petagine, 1B3121000.250
a-Kapler, PH-RF-LF1000002.364
Graffanino, 2B3334100.306
Youkilis, 3B0000000.286
Cora, 3B-2B3120100.216
Totals35111296513 

a-Grounded into a double play for Petagine in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Ortiz (26, 1st inning off Rodriguez, 1 on, 1 out), Graffanino (4, 5th inning off Karsay, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon; Renteria; Ortiz 4; Millar 2; Petagine 2; Graffanino 6; Cora 2.
RBI: Ortiz 2 (92), Petagine (4), Graffanino 4 (24), Damon 2 (55).
2-out RBI: Petagine; Graffanino; Damon 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon 2; Renteria.
GIDP: Ramirez, M; Kapler.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Graffanino (5, 2nd base off Shouse/Barajas), Cora (7, 3rd base off Shouse/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Petagine (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Renteria-Graffanino-Petagine, Graffanino-Renteria-Petagine).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez 0.25442015.53
Baldwin 3.12112202.61
Karsay (L, 0-1)2.04430116.30
Shouse 1.01212004.38
Cordero 1.00000203.40
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miller 4.110543204.95
Gonzalez (W, 2-1)2.22000106.32
Timlin 1.03110101.46
Bradford 1.01000001.93

Karsay pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Baldwin, Miller.
IBB: Graffanino (by Shouse).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 38-21, Baldwin 54-30, Karsay 46-30, Shouse 24-10, Cordero 19-11, Miller 104-56, Gonzalez 40-27, Timlin 16-12, Bradford 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 0-2, Baldwin 4-4, Karsay 3-2, Shouse 3-0, Cordero 1-0, Miller 7-4, Gonzalez 6-1, Timlin 0-2, Bradford 2-1.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 9, Baldwin 13, Karsay 11, Shouse 5, Cordero 3, Miller 27, Gonzalez 9, Timlin 6, Bradford 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Baldwin 3-0, Shouse 2-1, Gonzalez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Adam Dowdy. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Joe Brinkman. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 83 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 35,453.

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