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No longer top dog
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Rangers 4, Red Sox 2
Josh Beckett reacts after giving up a two-run single in the first Tuesday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Boston dropped out of first in the AL East after falling to Texas, but no one can point any fingers at Josh Beckett. The ace did everything he could to keep the Sox afloat, but again, the offense lagged -- this time vs. rookie Tommy Hunter.
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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 (55-38)
Lost 4
Texas 4, Boston 2   TEX
Texas (51-41)
Won 3
July 21, 2009
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Boston
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   2 5 0
Texas
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X   4 7 0
Standings thru 7/21/09  |  Recap: BOS | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rangers stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .301
Youkilis, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .303
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .224
Bay, LF 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 .254
Drew, J, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .236
Lowell, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .289
Varitek, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .230
Lowrie, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .107
Totals 31 2 5 2 4 4 12  

BATTING
2B: Lowrie (1, Hunter, T), Youkilis (24, Hunter, T).
TB: Ortiz, D; Lowell; Youkilis 2; Lowrie 2; Pedroia.
RBI: Youkilis (57), Lowell (42).
2-out RBI: Youkilis; Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia; Ortiz, D; Lowrie.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bay (11, 2nd base off Wilson, C/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Youkilis-Lowrie-Pedroia).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .248
Young, M, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .310
Hamilton, CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .243
Jones, An, DH 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .227
Blalock, 1B 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 .259
Byrd, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .277
Murphy, Dv, LF 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .281
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .242
Andrus, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 29 4 7 4 1 7 10  

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (20, Beckett), Jones, An (12, Beckett).
TB: Hamilton; Andrus; Kinsler 2; Jones, An 2; Blalock 2; Young, M.
RBI: Blalock 2 (46), Murphy, Dv (26), Hamilton (28).
2-out RBI: Blalock 2; Hamilton.
SF: Murphy, Dv.
GIDP: Hamilton.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (20, 3rd base off Beckett/Varitek), Jones, An (5, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Andrus (18, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Byrd (Ortiz, D at 2nd base).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (L, 11-4) 8.0 7 4 4 1 7 0 3.42
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (W, 2-1) 6.0 4 1 1 1 2 0 2.17
Jennings (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.26
O'Day (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.82
Wilson, C (S, 9) 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.93

Pitches-strikes: Beckett 104-68, Hunter, T 85-58, Jennings 26-14, O'Day 12-7, Wilson, C 17-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 10-4, Hunter, T 2-10, Jennings 1-0, O'Day 0-1, Wilson, C 2-0.
Batters faced: Beckett 31, Hunter, T 22, Jennings 5, O'Day 3, Wilson, C 5.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 91 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 28,555.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 21, 2009
July 21, 2009

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