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Rangers 3, Red Sox 1
Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz picked up the loss after hurling four innings. (Getty Images)
For the first time all season, the Sox were swept in a series, now falling two games behind the Yanks for first in the AL East while also dropping their fifth straight game. And neither the offense nor Clay Buchholz could do much vs. Texas in the finale.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (55-39)
Lost 5
Texas 3, Boston 1   TEX
Texas (52-41)
Won 4
July 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Texas
0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 X   3 10 0
Standings thru 7/22/09  |  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 1 1 .287
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .304
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .299
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .228
Bay, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .252
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .233
Kotsay, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .257
Varitek, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .231
Green, N, SS 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .250
Totals 33 1 6 1 2 9 14  

BATTING
HR: Green, N (5, 3rd inning off Nippert, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 2; Pedroia 2; Green, N 4; Varitek.
RBI: Green, N (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Bay; Kotsay.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .248
Young, M, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .311
Hamilton, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .237
Byrd, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .280
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .255
Cruz, N, RF 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 .270
Murphy, Dv, DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .285
Teagarden, C 4 0 0 1 0 2 3 .217
Andrus, SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .254
Totals 33 3 10 3 3 7 21  

BATTING
2B: Byrd (29, Okajima).
HR: Kinsler (23, 3rd inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Andrus 2; Cruz, N 2; Young, M; Byrd 3; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Kinsler (59), Teagarden (13), Andrus (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Andrus 2; Blalock; Hamilton; Murphy, Dv 2; Young, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (21, 2nd base off Buchholz/Varitek), Cruz, N 2 (15, 3rd base off Buchholz/Varitek, 2nd base off Delcarmen/Varitek), Murphy, Dv (6, 2nd base off Buchholz/Varitek), Byrd (4, 2nd base off Delcarmen/Varitek), Andrus (19, 2nd base off Bard/Varitek).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz (L, 1-1) 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 3.72
Delcarmen 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.25
Bard 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.33
Okajima 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.15
Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.76
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert (W, 2-0) 5.2 5 1 1 2 5 1 4.02
Mathis (S, 1) 3.1 1 0 0 0 4 0 1.64

WP: Nippert.
IBB: Cruz, N (by Okajima).
HBP: Kinsler (by Buchholz).
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 90-56, Delcarmen 12-9, Bard 18-11, Okajima 16-8, Papelbon 8-5, Nippert 94-57, Mathis 44-26.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buchholz 8-0, Delcarmen 0-0, Bard 0-1, Okajima 0-1, Papelbon 1-1, Nippert 3-5, Mathis 3-2.
Batters faced: Buchholz 21, Delcarmen 4, Bard 4, Okajima 5, Papelbon 3, Nippert 24, Mathis 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Mathis 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 88 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 39,778.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009

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