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Boston falls into tie
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Rangers 6, Red Sox 3
John Smoltz gave up five runs during the sixth, six total in the opener. (Ronald Martinez/Getty)
The Red Sox are now tied with the Yankees for first in the AL East after falling to the Rangers in the opener. With a one-run lead heading into the bottom of the sixth, John Smoltz faltered, giving up three homers, the last of which ended his night.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 07/20: TEX 6, BOS 3
  • Tue. 07/21: TEX 4, BOS 2
  • Wed. 07/22: TEX 3, BOS 1
BOS
Boston (55-37)
Lost 3
Texas 6, Boston 3   TEX
Texas (50-41)
Won 2
July 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   3 8 1
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 X   6 10 0
Standings thru 7/20/09  |  Recap: BOS | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rangers stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .293
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .304
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .224
Bay, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .255
Drew, J, RF 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .239
  a-Baldelli, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .266
Lowell, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .289
Varitek, C 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .234
Lowrie, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .080
Totals 33 3 8 3 1 6 5  

a-Struck out for Drew, J in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ortiz, D (21, Millwood), Varitek (17, Millwood).
TB: Ortiz, D 2; Ellsbury; Lowell 2; Youkilis 2; Varitek 2; Bay.
RBI: Ortiz, D (51), Varitek (39), Youkilis (56).
2-out RBI: Ortiz, D; Varitek; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay.
Team RISP: 2-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (41, 2nd base off O'Day/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Bay (2, 2nd base by Millwood/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Masterson (1, pickoff).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .248
Young, M, 3B 4 2 3 1 0 1 0 .311
Hamilton, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .243
Jones, An, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .225
Blalock, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .255
Byrd, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .280
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .284
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .245
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .249
Totals 34 6 10 6 2 9 13  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (28, Smoltz), Blalock (14, Smoltz), Hamilton (7, Smoltz).
HR: Young, M (12, 6th inning off Smoltz, 0 on, 0 out), Murphy, Dv (8, 6th inning off Smoltz, 1 on, 2 out), Saltalamacchia (7, 6th inning off Smoltz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hamilton 2; Blalock 3; Saltalamacchia 5; Young, M 7; Murphy, Dv 5.
RBI: Blalock 2 (44), Young, M (38), Murphy, Dv 2 (25), Saltalamacchia (30).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Murphy, Dv 2; Saltalamacchia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Blalock; Andrus.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jones, An (4, 2nd base off Saito/Varitek).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hamilton (Lowell at home).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smoltz (L, 1-3) 5.2 9 6 6 0 5 3 6.31
Delcarmen 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.31
Saito 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.41
Masterson 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.76
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (W, 9-7) 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 3.44
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.77
O'Day 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.87
Wilson, C (S, 8) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.79

Pitches-strikes: Smoltz 96-65, Delcarmen 11-7, Saito 16-8, Masterson 13-10, Millwood 111-74, Guardado 19-12, O'Day 17-9, Wilson, C 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Smoltz 5-7, Delcarmen 0-0, Saito 1-1, Masterson 0-0, Millwood 7-5, Guardado 0-1, O'Day 0-1, Wilson, C 1-0.
Batters faced: Smoltz 26, Delcarmen 2, Saito 4, Masterson 4, Millwood 23, Guardado 3, O'Day 4, Wilson, C 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson, C 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 28,916.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 20, 2009
July 20, 2009

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