Curt Schilling held Texas to one run in seven innings, and Jonathan Papelbon picked up a clutch five-out save, entering the game in the eighth with one out and runners on the corners and striking out three of the five straight hitters he retired. David Ortiz drove in all three Boston runs with two homers.
Frank Catalanotto's solo homer was all Texas could muster off Boston starter Curt Schilling, but the Rangers built a threat in the eighth off the Sox bullpen. Gerald Laird scored on Nelson Cruz's hard-hit fielder's choice, but closer Jonathan Papelbon came in for a dominant five-out save.
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