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Tavarez, 'pen roughed up
Rangers 8, Red Sox 4
David Ortiz grounds out with the bases loaded to end the third inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Making his first start of the season, Julian Tavarez yieled four runs on six hits in an 87-pitch outing over four innings. Julio Lugo, J.D. Drew and Jason Varitek each picked up RBIs, but the Sox's bullpen couldn't keep the Rangers' bats in check.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 07, 2007
SEA
CLE
PPD
SEA
CLE
PPD
BOS
Boston (2-3)
Lost 2
Texas 8, Boston 4   TEX
Texas (2-3)
Won 2
April 7, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   4 11 1
Texas
0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 X   8 14 0
Standings thru 4/7/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Rangers Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5121021.300
Youkilis, 1B3120101.263
  Hinske, 1B10100001.000
Ortiz, DH4010105.158
Ramirez, LF5011023.263
Drew, RF5121003.368
Lowell, 3B3010103.263
Varitek, C3011102.143
Crisp, CF4100003.118
Pedroia, 2B3000112.313
Totals3641145523 

BATTING
2B: Varitek (1, Millwood).
TB: Lugo 2; Youkilis 2; Hinske; Ortiz; Ramirez; Drew 2; Lowell; Varitek 2.
RBI: Drew (2), Lugo (2), Varitek (2), Ramirez (2).
2-out RBI: Drew; Lugo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz 2; Pedroia; Lowell; Drew.
GIDP: Ortiz.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (1, 2nd base off Millwood/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Drew (1, fielding).
PB: Varitek (1).
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Hinske).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF5000015.100
Hairston, 2B4220103.500
Young, SS5111002.136
Teixeira, 1B4221100.267
Sosa, DH5222012.267
Blalock, 3B4130112.333
Wilkerson, LF4020112.250
Cruz, RF4023102.231
Laird, C2000205.200
Totals3781477423 

BATTING
2B: Young (1, Tavarez), Hairston (1, Snyder).
3B: Blalock (1, Lopez).
HR: Sosa (1, 6th inning off Romero, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Hairston 3; Young 2; Teixeira 2; Sosa 5; Blalock 5; Wilkerson 2; Cruz 2.
RBI: Young (2), Cruz 3 (3), Teixeira (1), Sosa 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Cruz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird 3; Sosa; Lofton; Hairston 2.
GIDP: Cruz.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Wilkerson (Ramirez at 3rd base).
DP: (Teixeira-Young-Teixeira).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tavarez (L, 0-1)4.06445309.00
Lopez 1.01001000.00
Snyder 0.11110003.86
Romero 0.053300110.13
Donnelly 0.20001000.00
Okajima 1.00000002.25
Pineiro 1.01000103.86
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (W, 1-1)6.08333304.91
Loe 0.12111006.75
Mahay (H, 1)1.20001100.00
Benoit 1.01000100.00

Romero pitched to 5 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Tavarez 87-51, Lopez 21-12, Snyder 5-4, Romero 19-10, Donnelly 22-12, Okajima 12-6, Pineiro 13-8, Millwood 104-64, Loe 16-8, Mahay 22-13, Benoit 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tavarez 6-3, Lopez 2-1, Snyder 0-1, Romero 0-0, Donnelly 0-2, Okajima 1-2, Pineiro 2-0, Millwood 8-6, Loe 0-1, Mahay 1-3, Benoit 0-2.
Batters faced: Tavarez 23, Lopez 5, Snyder 2, Romero 5, Donnelly 3, Okajima 3, Pineiro 3, Millwood 27, Loe 4, Mahay 6, Benoit 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero 1-1, Donnelly 2-0, Mahay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 38 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 3:28.
Att: 40,865.

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