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Sox get bookend gems
Red Sox 3, Rangers 2
Curt Schilling picked up his first victory of the season on Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 08, 2007
SEA
CLE
PPD
SEA
CLE
PPD
BOS
Boston (3-3)
Won 1
Boston 3, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (2-4)
Lost 1
April 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 5 0
Standings thru 4/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Rangers Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS3000001.261
Youkilis, 1B4000002.217
Ortiz, DH4223000.217
Ramirez, LF4000000.217
Drew, RF4020020.391
Lowell, 3B4010001.261
Varitek, C2000110.125
Crisp, CF3010001.150
Cora, 2B2100021.000
Totals30363156 

BATTING
HR: Ortiz 2 (2, 1st inning off Padilla, 0 on, 2 out; 3rd inning off Padilla, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ortiz 8; Drew 2; Lowell; Crisp.
RBI: Ortiz 3 (4).
2-out RBI: Ortiz 3.
S: Lugo.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Crisp (Lofton at 1st base).
DP: (Crisp-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3010110.130
Catalanotto, DH3111001.077
  a-Cruz, PH-DH1001002.214
Young, SS4010013.154
Teixeira, 1B4000013.211
Sosa, RF4000011.211
Blalock, 3B4010020.318
Wilkerson, LF4000031.188
Laird, C2110100.235
Kinsler, 2B2000101.143
Totals312523912 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Catalanotto (1, 1st inning off Schilling, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lofton; Catalanotto 4; Young; Blalock; Laird.
RBI: Catalanotto (1), Cruz (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Blalock-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling (W, 1-1)7.04111614.91
Pineiro 0.01112007.71
Lopez (H, 2)0.10000000.00
Papelbon (S, 2)1.20000300.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (L, 0-2)7.04331426.94
Wilson 1.10000103.38
Otsuka 0.22000000.00

Pineiro pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Cora (by Padilla).
Pitches-strikes: Schilling 102-68, Pineiro 14-6, Lopez 1-1, Papelbon 15-12, Padilla 98-61, Wilson 12-8, Otsuka 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Schilling 4-11, Pineiro 0-0, Lopez 1-0, Papelbon 0-2, Padilla 7-10, Wilson 2-1, Otsuka 1-0.
Batters faced: Schilling 25, Pineiro 3, Lopez 1, Papelbon 5, Padilla 26, Wilson 4, Otsuka 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 3-1, Papelbon 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 49 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 28,347.

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