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Rook repays Boston
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Rangers 4, Red Sox 2
Hank Blalock hits a two-run single off Josh Beckett in the first inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
What a difference a year makes. Last season, Tommy Hunter was lit up by the Red Sox at Fenway, but the rookie was poised throughout Tuesday, holding Boston to just one run to pick up his second win and giving Texas its third straight win.
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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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