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Offense sputters
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Rangers 7, Red Sox 2
Alex Gonzalez went 0-for-4 in his first action since rejoining the Red Sox. (AP)
Jason Bay and Victor Martinez went deep for the Red Sox on Saturday evening in Texas, but those were Boston's only offensive highlights against Rangers rookie Derek Holland on a night that found starter Brad Penny scuffling a bit, too.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (66-50)
Lost 1
Texas 7, Boston 2   TEX
Texas (65-50)
Won 1
August 15, 2009
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Boston
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
Texas
0 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 X   7 12 0
Standings thru 8/15/09  |  Recap: BOS | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rangers stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .300
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .296
Martinez, V, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .286
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .259
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .299
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .219
Varitek, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .223
Anderson, RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .239
  a-Kotchman, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .206
Totals 34 2 8 2 2 7 17  

a-Grounded out for Anderson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (20, Holland, D).
HR: Bay (25, 4th inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 0 out), Martinez, V (18, 5th inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Lowell; Anderson; Varitek; Martinez, V 5; Bay 4.
RBI: Bay (83), Martinez, V (78).
2-out RBI: Martinez, V.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, V; Gonzalez, Al; Pedroia.
GIDP: Gonzalez, Al.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (53, 2nd base off O'Day/Teagarden).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 .389
Young, M, 3B 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 .317
Murphy, Dv, RF 3 0 1 0 2 1 4 .272
Byrd, CF 3 1 0 1 0 2 8 .280
Hamilton, DH 5 0 1 2 0 1 4 .264
Kinsler, 2B 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 .246
Blalock, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .243
Teagarden, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .187
Andrus, SS 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 .266
Totals 35 7 12 6 5 9 25  

BATTING
3B: Andrus (6, Penny).
HR: Kinsler (24, 2nd inning off Penny, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton; Andrus 5; Kinsler 5; Borbon 4; Young, M; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Kinsler (64), Borbon 2 (3), Byrd (57), Hamilton 2 (39).
2-out RBI: Borbon; Hamilton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Byrd 2; Teagarden 2; Blalock 2.
SF: Byrd.
Team RISP: 5-for-17.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Borbon 4 (5, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek, 2nd base off Cabrera/Varitek), Kinsler (23, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek), Andrus 3 (23, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek, 3rd base off Penny/Varitek, 2nd base off Cabrera/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Penny (L, 7-7) 5.2 8 4 4 4 6 1 5.22
Delcarmen 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.40
Ramirez, R 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.29
Cabrera 1.0 3 2 2 1 2 0 6.00
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (W, 6-7) 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 2 4.88
O'Day (H, 16) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.69
Feliz (S, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.04

Balk: Ramirez, R.
IBB: Young, M (by Cabrera).
HBP: Byrd (by Delcarmen), Kinsler (by Cabrera).
Pitches-strikes: Penny 121-68, Delcarmen 23-13, Ramirez, R 9-7, Cabrera 28-13, Holland, D 99-62, O'Day 4-3, Feliz 31-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Penny 9-1, Delcarmen 0-1, Ramirez, R 1-0, Cabrera 0-1, Holland, D 7-8, O'Day 0-0, Feliz 1-0.
Batters faced: Penny 29, Delcarmen 4, Ramirez, R 2, Cabrera 8, Holland, D 28, O'Day 1, Feliz 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 1-0, Ramirez, R 2-1, O'Day 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 96 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 48,201.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 15, 2009
August 15, 2009

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