Found June 05, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
The Guru Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox (36-23) and Texas Rangers (35-22) face off for game two of the three game set tonight at Fenway Park. The Sox are 18-12 at home and have won four of five at Fenway. Last night the Sox won a laugher scoring 17 runs, hitting four home runs including Jackie Bradley Jr’s first of his career. Four Red Sox players, Stephen Drew, Daniel Nava, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Mike Carp each had at least three hits off six Ranger pitchers including outfielder David Murphy who proved to be Texas’ best arm of the night. John Lackey is on the hill for the Red Sox. Lackey is 3-5 with a 2.96 ERA on the year. Lackey pitched well, but lost his last start in Philadelphia giving up 6 hits, 3 runs in 5 innings. At Fenway Park this year Lackey is 2-3 with a 0.90 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched. Lackey has faced the Rangers 38 times in his career which is tied for the fourth most all-time. Only Jack Morris (41), Roger Clemens (40) and Mike Moore (3...

Rangers OF's 67-mph pitch strikes out batter

Your browser does not support iframes. The Texas Rangers were getting beat by the Boston Red Sox so badly on Tuesday night, manager Ron Washington decided to spare his pitchers and let a position player hurl an inning during their 17-5 loss. That player was outfielder David Murphy, who turned out to have more success [...]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Praises John Lackey’s Performance in Hard-Luck Loss (Video)

John Lackey may not have gotten the win Wednesday night, but the right-hander impressed his teammates and coaches with yet another quality start. In six innings of work, Lackey allowed just one run — a home run by former teammate Adrian Beltre — on five hits and zero walks. Starts like this have been the norm for the veteran for nearly a month, as he’s allowed just four total...

Texas Rangers’ Nelson Cruz Cruises Over Outfield Wall

Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz gave a maximum effort in pursuit of a Mike Carp home run. Cruz fell over the outfield wall into the Boston Red Sox bullpen. Cruz would have had the web gem of the season unfortunately he came up short and Carp circled the bases. The “Cruz Missile” will regroup and hope for a successful re-launch the next time someone dials long distance. ...

Papi Walk-Off HR Powers Sox Over Texas, 6-3

 Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesIt was shaping to be a SquanderPalooza of epic proportions. Boston had left 10 men on base during multiple opportunities to plate a tying run. Then, in the seventh, the Carmine Hose pushed across a run with some hustle by Mike Napoli and a great take-out slide by David Ortiz. It was Ortiz who untied things for good in the ninth—clouting a three...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 6/6

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

Will Middlebrooks Stay in Pawtucket May Be Longer Than Rehab Assignment

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will MiddlebrooksIs in Pawtucket on a rehab assignment and he may find that his stay in the minor leagues extends beyond a traditional rehab assignment.  Middlebrooks is eligible to return on Saturday.Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke to the media on Wednesday night, and said, “This is not only a chance to make sure his health issue is behind him...

Red Sox Academy: Blocking the Plate

Jarrod Saltalamacchia teaches how to properly block the plate on a play at home.

Four Bases: Rangers 3, Red Sox 2

After offense was easy to find last night, it disappeared again tonight. The Rangers bullpen was able to mostly shut down the Red Sox after Alexi Ogando went 5 2/3 innings, and all the Red Sox bullpen could do was try to keep Boston in the game. Here are the four bases: First Base: Walks hurt more than a sunburn. Sunburns sometimes are not to bad, and sometimes walks are not either...

Nelson Cruz falls over fence trying to rob home run (Video)

One thing you can say about Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is that he'll go beyond the call of duty to attempt to rob a home run. During last night's game against the Boston Red Sox, Nelson attempted to rob a home run in the fifth inning hit by Boston's Mike Carp. Watch as Nelson does his best to bring it back but ends up falling over the fence and into the...

Red Sox Academy: Two-Seam Fastball

Bob Stanley teaches how to throw a two-seam fastball.

Alexi Ogando Activated from DL

The Texas Rangers have activated Alexi Ogando from the DL and he’s starting Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. Ogando returns to a 3.08 ERA on the season. On May 4th, he spun 6 innings of one-run ball in a victory over the Red Sox so Ogando is probably worth rolling the dice on. The post Alexi Ogando Activated from DL appeared first on FFLockerRoom | Fantasy Sports Advice...

Fantasy Podcast: Rangers Report's Texas Rangers' beat reporter, Anthony Andro, joined Ryan Fowler for the premiere edition of the FOX Sports Fantasy Baseball team podcast. The two discuss Nelson Cruz's alleged link to Biogenesis, Jurickson Profar's future and possible outfield experiment and prospect Mike Olt's issues down on the farm. Enjoy! LISTEN: Fantasy Baseball...

Nelson Cruz Goes Flying Over Fence Attempting To Catch Home Run

credited to Elise Amendola/AP The quote “Do you want to get away?” applies to Texas Rangers right fielder, Nelson Cruz.  It was the bottom of the fifth inning and the game is already out of hand as Boston Red Sox already have ten runs across the plate.  Up comes Mike Carp blasting an opposite field ball to right field.  Nelson Cruz makes an attempt to rob Carp of a home run...

Sox explode against Rangers in 17-5 rout

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer The Red Sox greeted the Texas Rangers with an 19-hit attack in a 17-5 rout at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Boston got on the board quickly with two runs in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI double by David Ortiz and an RBI groundout by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Pretty much the entire lineup got into the action as the Sox pounded out eight...

Rangers Minor League Roundup – 5/31

The Double-A Frisco RoughRiders socked six home runs and got strong work from rehabbing starter Alexi Ogando in their victory on Friday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers system.
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