Shane Loux went 3 1/3 innings in relief of John Lackey, who was ejected. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com
John Lackey's 2009 debut lasted just two pitches, as the right-hander was ejected in the first inning after plunking the Rangers' Ian Kinsler in the ribs. Reliever Shane Loux stepped in, but he couldn't stem the Texas tide, surrendering four runs.
BATTING 2B: Cruz, N (7, Bulger). TB: Young, M 2; Hamilton; Byrd; Cruz, N 2; Saltalamacchia 2;
Andrus. RBI: Hamilton 2 (19), Saltalamacchia 2 (16), Young, M (17). Runners left in scoring position, 2
out: Kinsler; Cruz, N; Blalock; Young, M; Andrus. SAC: Andrus. SF: Hamilton 2. GIDP:
Cruz, N. Team RISP: 2-for-15. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus (4, 2nd
base off Loux/Napoli), Kinsler (9, 2nd base off Loux/Napoli).
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