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Red Sox 7, Rangers 2
Brandon McCarthy kept it close until the fifth inning on Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
On a sunny afternoon in Arlington, the Rangers had little reason to smile, though starter Brandon McCarthy was solid at first. The offense was simply unable to crack righty Paul Byrd, and couldn't capitalize on a big opportunity in the third.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (84-58)
Won 1
Boston 7, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (70-74)
Lost 1
September 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 0   7 12 1
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 7 1
Standings thru 9/7/08  |  Recap: BOS | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rangers stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, RF 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 .263
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 .330
Ortiz, D, DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 4 .270
Youkilis, 3B-1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .314
Bay, LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .288
Casey, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .345
  Lowrie, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .279
Varitek, C 5 1 1 0 0 3 2 .229
Cora, SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .295
Crisp, CF 3 2 2 1 1 0 2 .284
Totals 39 7 12 7 4 5 16  

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (37, McCarthy), Crisp (15, Benoit).
3B: Cora (1, McCarthy).
HR: Ortiz, D (18, 5th inning off McCarthy, 1 on, 2 out), Bay (27, 7th inning off Wright, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D 5; Crisp 3; Pedroia; Cora 3; Casey; Youkilis 2; Varitek; Bay 5.
RBI: Cora (9), Crisp (39), Ortiz, D 2 (72), Ellsbury (43), Pedroia (77), Bay (94).
2-out RBI: Cora; Crisp; Ortiz, D 2; Ellsbury; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia; Bay; Ortiz, D 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (19, 2nd base off McCarthy/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Byrd (2, pickoff).
PB: Varitek (4).
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Cora-Casey, Byrd-Cora-Casey).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
Vazquez, R, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .299
Young, M, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .282
Hamilton, CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .303
Byrd, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .290
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .261
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .326
Davis, C, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .275
Teagarden, C 4 1 2 2 0 2 1 .333
Totals 32 2 7 2 4 9 18  

BATTING
2B: Vazquez, R (18, Delcarmen).
HR: Teagarden (3, 8th inning off Delcarmen, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton; Vazquez, R 2; Cruz, N 2; Teagarden 5; Byrd.
RBI: Teagarden 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Teagarden.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, M 2; Davis, C; Hamilton; Arias 2.
GIDP: Blalock, Byrd.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N (3, 3rd base off Byrd/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Teagarden (1, fielding).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Byrd (W, 11-11) 6.2 3 0 0 3 4 0 4.39
Lopez, Jav 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.72
Delcarmen 1.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 3.86
Smith, C 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 5.79
Papelbon 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.66
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (L, 1-1) 5.1 7 6 6 3 1 1 4.22
Mendoza 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8.25
Wright, J 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 4.76
Benoit 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.00
Francisco, F 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.43

HBP: Arias (by Byrd).
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 102-64, Lopez, Jav 5-4, Delcarmen 24-16, Smith, C 10-5, Papelbon 15-12, McCarthy 94-55, Mendoza 15-11, Wright, J 14-10, Benoit 22-13, Francisco, F 16-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Byrd 3-7, Lopez, Jav 0-0, Delcarmen 0-0, Smith, C 0-1, Papelbon 0-0, McCarthy 8-6, Mendoza 2-0, Wright, J 1-0, Benoit 1-2, Francisco, F 0-1.
Batters faced: Byrd 25, Lopez, Jav 1, Delcarmen 5, Smith, C 2, Papelbon 4, McCarthy 26, Mendoza 4, Wright, J 4, Benoit 5, Francisco, F 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez, Jav 2-0, Papelbon 1-1, Mendoza 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 93 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 3:09.
Att: 28,644.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 7, 2008
September 7, 2008

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