BOSTON (AP) -- Ryan Dempster rebounded from a rough debut with Texas by pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler had a pair of RBI singles and the Rangers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each had two hits and drove in a run for Texas.
Will Middlebrooks had a pinch-hit three-run homer for the Red Sox, who have lost five of seven.
The AL West-leading Rangers have lost three straight only three times this season.
Dempster (1-0) gave up Middlebrooks' homer after a two-out error by Kinsler. He allowed three unearned runs, six hits, struck out six and walked one in 6 2-3 innings.
Jon Lester (5-10) gave up four runs on six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He's 0-5 in his last six starts.
Boston's Dustin Pedroia was called on an attempted check swing by first base umpire Paul Nauert in the eighth and ejected in the top of the ninth.
Dempster, acquired from the Cubs minutes before last week...