Frank Francisco celebrates after closing out the Rangers' victory over the Red Sox. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Starting a rare August day game in Arlington, Dustin Nippert limited the powerful Red Sox to just a pair of runs over six innings. Ian Kinsler and Taylor Teagarden went deep for the Rangers as Texas grabbed the lead in the Wild Card race from Boston.
BATTING 2B: Gonzalez, Al (13, Nippert). HR: Ortiz, D (17, 2nd inning off Nippert,
0 on, 0 out), Pedroia (10, 7th inning off Mathis, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Kotchman; Ortiz, D 4; Lowell;
Gonzalez, Al 2; Pedroia 4; Martinez, V 2; Bay. RBI: Ortiz, D (65), Anderson (14), Pedroia (51). Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellsbury 2; Lowell; Gonzalez, Al. SF: Anderson. GIDP:
Anderson, Bay. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 9.
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