Kevin Millwood lasted five innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. (Gail Burton/AP)
By Matt Palmer / Special to MLB.com
The Rangers gave Kevin Millwood a three-run cushion on Marlon Byrd's RBI double and David Murphy's two-run homer in the first, but the veteran couldn't protect the lead as his road woes continued. Despite the loss, Texas remained two back in the Wild Card as Boston also lost.
BATTING 2B: Byrd (40, Matusz). 3B: Andrus (8, Matusz). HR: Murphy, Dv (13, 1st inning off Matusz, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Andrus 4; Cruz, N; Murphy, Dv 5; Byrd 2. RBI: Byrd 2 (69), Murphy, Dv 2 (40). 2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, I 2. SF: Byrd. Team RISP: 1-for-3. Team LOB: 2.
BASERUNNING SB: Cruz, N (18, 3rd base off Matusz/Wieters), Murphy, Dv (8, 2nd base off Matusz/Wieters). CS: Andrus (4, 2nd base by Matusz/Wieters).