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Rangers miss out on sweep
Red Sox 3, Rangers 2
Vicente Padilla fell to 0-2 despite a strong performance on Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
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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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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