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Red Sox 8, Rangers 1
Derek Holland talks things over with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and pitching coach Mike Maddux. (AP)
The Rangers had few answers for their opposing pitcher, Jon Lester, on Saturday. The first 19 batters to step up to the plate were retired, and the offense ended the night with just two hits. Texas' lone run came late, with Elvis Andrus scoring on Andruw Jones' sac fly in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (32-23)
Lost 1
Boston 8, Texas 1   BOS
Boston (33-23)
Won 1
June 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 2 1
Boston
0 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 X   8 9 0
Standings thru 6/6/09  |  Recap: TEX | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Red Sox stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276
Young, M, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .335
Jones, An, DH 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 .272
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .283
Byrd, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .295
Boggs, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .207
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243
Andrus, SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .275
Totals 28 1 2 1 2 11 6  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (21, Lester).
TB: Young, M 3.
RBI: Jones, An (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd.
SF: Jones, An.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Boggs (1, throw).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 5 2 2 2 0 1 0 .322
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 .306
Youkilis, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .349
Bay, LF 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 .280
Lowell, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .301
Ortiz, DH 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 .196
Varitek, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .250
Baldelli, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .264
Green, SS 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 .278
Totals 33 8 9 7 5 7 17  

BATTING
HR: Lowell (9, 2nd inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 1 out), Ortiz (2, 6th inning off Benson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pedroia 2; Youkilis; Bay; Lowell 4; Ortiz 5; Varitek; Baldelli.
RBI: Lowell (37), Pedroia 2 (23), Bay 2 (55), Ortiz (22), Youkilis (35).
2-out RBI: Bay 2; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (23, 2nd base off Holland, D/Saltalamacchia), Pedroia (10, 3rd base off Holland, D/Saltalamacchia).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (L, 1-3) 4.2 6 4 4 2 5 1 6.54
Benson 2.1 3 4 3 3 1 1 8.46
Mathis 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 5-5) 9.0 2 1 1 2 11 0 5.09

Balk: Holland, D.
Pitches-strikes: Holland, D 91-57, Benson 42-24, Mathis 9-7, Lester 107-72.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland, D 5-3, Benson 0-6, Mathis 1-1, Lester 5-8.
Batters faced: Holland, D 22, Benson 13, Mathis 3, Lester 31.
Inherited runners-scored: Benson 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 65 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 37,828.
June 6, 2009

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