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Manny the man
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Red Sox 5, Rangers 3
Jon Lester allowed three runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
After a two-run first inning, the Red Sox hitters fell silent on Saturday evening against the Rangers' Jason Jennings. But in the eighth, facing Joaquin Benoit, David Ortiz singled to tie the game at 3, and Manny Ramirez blasted a shot over the Green Monster in left field.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (7-11)
Lost 2
Boston 5, Texas 3   BOS
Boston (12-7)
Won 3
April 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 13 1
Boston
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   5 7 0
Standings thru 4/19/08  |  Recap: TEX | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Red Sox stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4010103.288
Young, SS5010003.233
Hamilton, CF5221004.301
Blalock, 3B5030000.339
Botts, 1B5021012.200
Murphy, RF4110124.288
Laird, DH4000036.218
  a-Bradley, PH-DH1000001.345
Melhuse, C3021110.250
Duran, LF2010000.200
Totals3831333723 

a-Flied out for Laird in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy (8, Lester), Botts (2, Lester).
HR: Hamilton (4, 1st inning off Lester, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler; Young; Hamilton 5; Blalock 3; Botts 3; Murphy 2; Melhuse 2; Duran.
RBI: Hamilton (17), Melhuse (1), Botts (4).
2-out RBI: Hamilton; Melhuse.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Laird 3; Hamilton 3; Young; Bradley.
S: Duran 2.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Jennings (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Young-Kinsler-Botts, Kinsler-Young-Botts).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF4110001.231
Pedroia, 2B3110000.325
Ortiz, DH4111011.141
Ramirez, LF2212200.342
Youkilis, 3B-1B4011001.357
Drew, RF3000111.321
Varitek, C3000001.262
Casey, 1B3010000.333
  1-Lowrie, PR-3B0000000.429
Lugo, SS3010002.274
Totals29574327 


1-Ran for Casey in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (1, Jennings), Youkilis (7, Jennings), Pedroia (6, Benoit).
HR: Ramirez (6, 8th inning off Benoit, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia 2; Ortiz; Ramirez 4; Youkilis 2; Casey; Lugo.
RBI: Youkilis (12), Ortiz (10), Ramirez 2 (20).
2-out RBI: Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew.
S: Pedroia.
GIDP: Ortiz; Lugo.
Team LOB: 4.

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jennings 6.03222107.08
Wright (H, 3)1.01001000.84
Benoit (BS, 2)(L, 1-1)1.03330118.53
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 6.110332515.06
Delcarmen 0.20001202.79
Timlin 0.220000015.75
Lopez (W, 1-0)0.10000004.05
Papelbon (S, 6)1.01000003.00

Pitches-strikes: Jennings 100-57, Wright 12-6, Benoit 19-13, Lester 106-72, Delcarmen 21-12, Timlin 10-8, Lopez 1-1, Papelbon 10-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jennings 8-9, Wright 3-0, Benoit 0-2, Lester 6-8, Delcarmen 0-0, Timlin 1-1, Lopez 0-1, Papelbon 1-2.
Batters faced: Jennings 23, Wright 4, Benoit 6, Lester 31, Delcarmen 3, Timlin 4, Lopez 1, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 1-0, Lopez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 51 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 37,958.

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