John Lackey had everything working on Friday in Arlington, coming within two outs of a complete-game gem. Lackey struck out seven, allowed five hits and walked three in 8 1/3 innings, while Gary Matthews Jr., in his return to Texas, had two RBIs.
BATTING 2B: Young (11, Lackey). HR: Sosa (8, 9th inning off Lackey, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Lofton; Young 3; Teixeira; Sosa 4. RBI: Young (22), Sosa 2 (26). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler. Team LOB: 3.
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