Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz picked up the loss after hurling four innings. (Getty Images)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
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.
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:
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).