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Rangers smack 13 runs, 22 hits to win nightcap of double dip

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

BOSTON -- After falling prey to David Ortiz's late-inning heroics in the first game of a doubleheader, the Texas Rangers' offense made sure not to give him another chance to be the hero.

Mark DeRosa had four hits and two RBI and Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in two runs in the second game of a split-admission doubleheader Sunday to help the Rangers salvage a split with the Boston Red Sox with a 13-6 win.

Hairston started in right field and went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles to record his first hit and RBI since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs for Phil Nevin on May 31. It was Hairston's second start with the Rangers, who split the four-game series with the Red Sox to finish their 10-game road trip 6-4.

After David Ortiz hit a game-ending three-run homer off Akinori Otsuka in the opener to lift the Red Sox to a 5-4 win, the Rangers jumped out to an early lead in second game and never trailed. They tied a season high for runs scored and set a season high for hits.

"The first one was a tough one to lose," said Gary Matthews Jr., who had four hits and two RBI for the Rangers. "But you've got to put a positive spin on it. To come back and get a win, especially the way we did it, was definitely a morale booster for the team."

Texas scored one run in the first inning and four in the second to go up 5-0.

After back-to-back singles from Mark Teixeira and Hank Blalock, DeRosa extended his hitting streak to 11 games and drove in Teixeira to make the score 1-0 in the first inning.

Matthews hit a two-run single in the second to extended Texas' lead to 3-0, then scored on a Teixeira ground-rule double down the right-field line to make it 4-0. DeRosa's second base hit drove in Teixeira two batters later.

"You kind of want to roll off the enthusiasm of the walkoff there and try to pick up that second win," said Red Sox center fielder Coco Crisp, who went 1-for-4. "But they came out swinging, and it's hard to do that when they're putting the bat on the ball so well."

Teixeira went 3-for-6 with two RBI as each Texas starter recorded at least one hit.

Boston starting pitcher David Pauley (0-2) settled down after the second inning and allowed just one more run. In five-plus innings, he gave up six runs and 12 hits, five strikeouts and one walk, but was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after the game.

"It seemed like every fastball he threw they were right on," Boston manager Terry Francona said. "Thankfully he kind of found himself and starting getting his breaking ball over. He got us so far to where at least we didn't have to pitch a position player or get somebody hurt."

John Wasdin (1-0) allowed three runs and six hits, three walks and three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings for Texas to earn his first win since Sept. 27, 2005.

Wasdin, who played for the Red Sox from 1997-2000, breezed through five shutout innings before Boston scored three off him in the sixth inning to chase him from the game. The Red Sox also scored a run off reliever Ron Mahay that inning.

But Hairston Jr.'s two-run double highlighted a three-run seventh for Texas to blow the game open. The Rangers tacked on three more in the eighth.

After hitting .207 with the Cubs before the trade and going hitless in his first nine at-bats with the Rangers, Hairston had another double in the ninth inning.

"Obviously you want to make a good impression," Hairston said. "I think I was probably trying too hard, so I just took a deep breath. I just tried to relax, and fortunately I was able to get a couple hits."

Ortiz went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Mike Lowell went 2-for-5 with an RBI for Boston in the second game.


  • The Rangers scored in the first inning for the third consecutive night after going a major league-leading 14 games without a first-inning run.
  • Young went a 33rd consecutive game without an error, a Rangers record for shortstops.
  • Boston RHP Mike Timlin pitched a simulated game Sunday at Triple-A Pawtucket. Timlin, who is 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA in 21 relief appearances over 19 1/3 innings this season, expects to be activated Tuesday when Boston opens a three-game series at Minnesota.
  • The Red Sox set a franchise record by surpassing the one million mark in home attendance in their 28 game.
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Jason Botts slides in behind Doug Mirabelli for one of the Rangers' 13 runs in Game 2.  (AP)
Jason Botts slides in behind Doug Mirabelli for one of the Rangers' 13 runs in Game 2. (AP)

Players of the Game

D. Ortiz
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0

M. DeRosa
AB 6
R 2
H 4
HR 0

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Gerald Laird, C4222001
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Boston Red Sox
Coco Crisp, CF4010122
Mark Loretta, 2B5130001
David Ortiz, DH3121201
Mike Lowell, 3B5121005
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Game Information
Attendance - 35602
Game Time - 3:29
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Ed Hickox