The Texas Rangers Fall to the Boston Red Sox 5-2
The Texas Rangers struggles offensively on Sunday afternoon as they could not pull out the series clinching win against the Boston Red Sox falling by a final score of 5-2. The Rangers sent Robbie Ross to the mound opposite Boston's John Lackey. Ross got off to a shaky start as he allowed three first-inning runs and gave up another run in the second to put the Rangers at an early 4-0 deficit. He surrendered lead off doubles in each of the first two innings to Dustin Pedroia and Jackie Bradley Jr., both of whom scored. A.J. Pierzynski's two-out, two-run single scored David Ortiz and Mike Napoli to give the Red Sox a three-run lead they wouldn't relinquish. Lackey would hold the Rangers to two runs on seven hits over seven innings while striking out nine to earn the win.
With the loss the Rangers also were forced to take the series loss as they fell on Saturday night by a final score of 8-3. They will try and get back on track as they now sit at 19-19 on the year which puts them ahead of just the Houston Astros in the division. Texas will face those Astros in a three game mid-week series starting Monday. First pitch for that game is set for 7:10pm and you can catch all the action on Sports Radio 1340 the FAN.