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In heat of Texas, Lester cools Rangers

A day after the Rangers' walk-off stunned the Red Sox, Jon Lester cooled the Texas bats by striking out five and scattering five hits in eight shutout innings in earning his 13th victory to tie for the team lead.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Scutaro, SS3011110.269
Drew, J, RF5011015.264
Martinez, V, C4000102.281
Ortiz, D, DH5010013.261
Beltre, A, 3B4010000.329
Lowell, 1B4110022.248
Kalish, LF3220110.326
Hall, 2B4021014.246
Patterson, E, CF4010025.222
Totals3631033921.271
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS4010000.274
Young, M, 3B4000002.288
Hamilton, CF-LF4121001.364
Guerrero, DH4010012.297
Cruz, N, RF3020001.320
Borbon, CF0000000.266
a-Moreland, PH1000010.303
Murphy, Dv, LF-RF3000003.273
Cantu, 1B3000012.263
Teagarden, C3000031.114
Blanco, 2B3010000.232
Totals321710612.275
a-Struck out for Borbon in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Lowell (8, O'Day).
TB: Kalish 2; Scutaro; Ortiz, D; Lowell 2; Beltre, A; Hall 2; Drew, J; Patterson, E.
RBI: Drew, J (57), Hall (37), Scutaro (39).
2-out RBI: Drew, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson, E 2; Martinez, V; Drew, J; Ortiz, D 2.
SF: Scutaro.
GIDP: Drew, J.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hall (5, 2nd base off Lewis/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Beltre, A (16, throw).
DP: (Hall-Scutaro-Lowell).
Pickoffs: Lester (Blanco at 1st base).

BATTING
3B: Cruz, N (3, Lester).
HR: Hamilton (26, 9th inning off Atchison, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Andrus; Hamilton 5; Guerrero; Blanco; Cruz, N 4.
RBI: Hamilton (80).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Teagarden; Murphy, Dv; Cantu.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Murphy, Dv (8, 2nd base off Lester/Martinez, V).
CS: Blanco (2, 2nd base by Lester/Martinez, V), Guerrero (5, 2nd base by Doubront/Martinez, V).
PO: Blanco (1st base by Lester).

FIELDING
E: Borbon (3, fielding).
PB: Teagarden (2).
DP: (Blanco-Teagarden-Cantu).

BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester(W, 13-7)8.05000502.80
Atchison(H, 5)0.12110013.98
Doubront(S, 1)0.20000104.74
Totals9.07110614.15
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lewis(L, 9-9)6.26112903.28
Ogando1.10000001.03
O'Day0.03220001.53
Harrison, M1.01001003.84
Totals9.010333903.81
O'Day pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

IBB: Martinez, V (by Harrison, M).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 109-66, Atchison 13-9, Doubront 4-3, Lewis 117-73, Ogando 12-5, O'Day 15-10, Harrison, M 14-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 11-6, Atchison 0-0, Doubront 0-0, Lewis 2-6, Ogando 1-3, O'Day 0-0, Harrison, M 2-1.
Batters faced: Lester 28, Atchison 3, Doubront 1, Lewis 28, Ogando 4, O'Day 3, Harrison, M 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Doubront 1-0, Ogando 2-0, Harrison, M 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 102 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 48,030.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 14, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media