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Texas rolls to four
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Rangers 3, Red Sox 1
Ian Kinsler hit his team-leading 23rd homer in the third inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
The Rangers had the distinct honor of becoming the first team to sweep the Red Sox this season behind a strong spot start by Dustin Nippert and an offense that scratched out two runs in the fourth, giving Texas its fourth straight win.
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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
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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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