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Rangers top Red Sox
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Rangers 4, Red Sox 3
Frank Francisco celebrates after closing out the Rangers' victory over the Red Sox. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (66-51)
Lost 2
Texas 4, Boston 3   TEX
Texas (66-50)
Won 2
August 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   3 8 0
Texas
0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 X   4 11 1
Standings thru 8/16/09  |  Recap: BOS | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rangers stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .297
Pedroia, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 0 .295
Martinez, V, C 4 0 2 0 1 2 0 .288
Bay, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .259
Ortiz, D, DH 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 .221
Lowell, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .299
  1-Green, N, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Kotchman, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .276
Anderson, RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .236
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .207
Totals 33 3 8 3 5 9 16  

1-Ran for Lowell in the 8th.

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.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Kotchman, Lowell-Pedroia).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 .429
Young, M, 3B 3 0 1 0 2 1 3 .317
Murphy, Dv, DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .270
  a-Jones, An, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .223
Byrd, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .280
Hamilton, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .264
Kinsler, 2B 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .249
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .241
Teagarden, C 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .198
Andrus, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .269
Totals 32 4 11 4 5 3 18  

a-Hit into a double play for Murphy, Dv in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Andrus (9, Tazawa), Hamilton (14, Tazawa), Byrd (36, Tazawa).
HR: Kinsler (25, 2nd inning off Tazawa, 0 on, 1 out), Teagarden (5, 6th inning off Tazawa, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton 2; Andrus 3; Kinsler 5; Borbon 2; Young, M; Teagarden 5; Byrd 2.
RBI: Kinsler 2 (66), Hamilton (40), Teagarden (20).
2-out RBI: Hamilton; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Borbon 2; Blalock; Young, M.
SAC: Borbon.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (8, fielding).
DP: 2 (Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock, Mathis-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tazawa (L, 1-2) 5.0 10 4 4 3 0 2 5.40
Okajima 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.88
Ramirez, R 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.25
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert (W, 4-1) 6.0 6 2 2 3 3 1 3.52
Mathis (H, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 3.00
Wilson, C (H, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.08
Francisco, F (S, 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.55

Tazawa pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Young, M (by Okajima).
Pitches-strikes: Tazawa 97-54, Okajima 18-9, Ramirez, R 21-12, Nippert 98-59, Mathis 15-8, Wilson, C 22-11, Francisco, F 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Tazawa 5-4, Okajima 2-1, Ramirez, R 0-1, Nippert 8-5, Mathis 1-0, Wilson, C 0-0, Francisco, F 0-1.
Batters faced: Tazawa 27, Okajima 6, Ramirez, R 5, Nippert 27, Mathis 4, Wilson, C 5, Francisco, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Okajima 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 92 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 20 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 27,155.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 16, 2009
August 16, 2009

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