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27 runs in two days
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Red Sox 8, Rangers 4
Jason Bay connects on a two-run double in the third inning. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Jon Lester was lights out until the eighth inning, when his shutout bid ended with Ian Kinsler's home run. He had plenty of support until that point, with Kevin Youkilis, Jason Bay and Jed Lowrie each knocking in a pair of runs.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (61-60)
Lost 2
Boston 8, Texas 4   BOS
Boston (70-51)
Won 3
August 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0   4 10 1
Boston
0 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 8/13/08  |  Recap: TEX | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Red Sox stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 3 .319
Young, M, SS 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 .288
Hamilton, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .302
  Ellison, RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273
Bradley, DH 3 1 1 3 1 2 2 .321
Byrd, RF-CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .298
Boggs, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .242
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .276
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .232
Metcalf, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .167
Totals 36 4 10 4 2 7 15  

BATTING
2B: Boggs (15, Lester), Metcalf (1, Lester), Byrd (19, Timlin), Saltalamacchia (10, Masterson).
HR: Kinsler (17, 8th inning off Lester, 0 on, 1 out), Bradley (20, 8th inning off Timlin, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Bradley 4; Metcalf 2; Boggs 2; Saltalamacchia 2; Ellison; Young, M 3; Byrd 2.
RBI: Kinsler (70), Bradley 3 (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Saltalamacchia; Kinsler; Davis, C; Young, M.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia (8, throw).
PB: Saltalamacchia (5).
Outfield assists: Hamilton (Lowrie at home).
DP: (Hamilton-Saltalamacchia).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Drew, J, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .284
Pedroia, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .320
Ortiz, D, DH 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 .260
Youkilis, 3B-1B 4 3 3 2 0 0 1 .320
Bay, LF 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .289
Lowrie, SS-3B 3 0 2 2 1 1 1 .295
Casey, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .353
  1-Cora, PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 7 .214
Crisp, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .247
Totals 34 8 12 7 5 4 18  

1-Ran for Casey in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis 3 (32, Mendoza, Mendoza, Mendoza), Pedroia (37, Mendoza), Bay (26, Mendoza), Lowrie (12, Mendoza).
TB: Ortiz, D; Lowrie 3; Crisp; Pedroia 3; Casey; Youkilis 6; Bay 3.
RBI: Casey (12), Youkilis 2 (83), Bay 2 (75), Lowrie 2 (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek 2; Crisp.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bay (9, 2nd base off Mendoza/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Varitek (1, 2nd base by Mendoza/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Masterson-Cora-Youkilis).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mendoza (L, 3-6) 4.0 9 8 7 4 2 0 8.13
Nippert 4.0 3 0 0 1 2 0 7.03
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 11-4) 7.1 7 3 3 1 6 1 3.25
Timlin 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 5.45
Lopez, Jav 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.68
Masterson 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.36

Mendoza pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.

IBB: Ortiz, D (by Mendoza), Casey (by Nippert).
Pitches-strikes: Mendoza 90-47, Nippert 59-39, Lester 108-76, Timlin 11-8, Lopez, Jav 1-1, Masterson 11-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mendoza 2-4, Nippert 4-4, Lester 10-5, Timlin 0-0, Lopez, Jav 0-1, Masterson 1-0.
Batters faced: Mendoza 24, Nippert 15, Lester 30, Timlin 3, Lopez, Jav 1, Masterson 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Nippert 2-0, Timlin 2-2, Lopez, Jav 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 37,876.
Venue: Fenway Park.
August 13, 2008
August 13, 2008

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