Bogaerts scores twice on wild pitches, Red Sox thump Rangers

BOSTON (AP) Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox don't need help putting runs on the board right now. They got some from the Texas Rangers anyway.

Bogaerts had three RBIs and twice scored on wild pitches, Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double during a four-run sixth inning and the Red Sox beat the Rangers 11-6 on Tuesday night.

''That's the kind of offense we have,'' Bogaerts said. ''The weather's heating up and a lot of guys are putting good swings on the ball. It was a good win today. A lot of guys contributed.''

Boston won its second in a row and once again did it primarily with offense. Coming off a 12-3 win at Oakland on Sunday, the Red Sox pummeled one of the hottest teams in the AL and helped Rick Porcello get just his second home win this season.

Porcello (3-5) won despite allowing 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner struck out four and allowed five runs, four earned.

''We got the win. That's what's most important. Obviously you don't want to go out there and give up five runs or whatever it was,'' Porcello said. ''Our guys swung the bats extremely well and played really good defense and we were able to come out with it tonight.''

Joey Gallo got his 14th homer for Texas, and Shin-Soo Choo went 2 for 5 with two RBIs.

Texas entered having won 11 of 12. The 11 runs allowed marked a season high.

The Rangers outhit the Red Sox 13-12 and Boston left eight runners on base, but Texas could not overcome eight walks, one of them intentional.

''It was the walks. Really that's been a nemesis from time to time this year,'' manager Jeff Banister said. ''It's the freebies that showed up again tonight that got us in trouble.''

Andrew Cashner (1-4) pitched five innings, allowing five runs, six hits and four walks. He also threw a pair of wild pitches, one of them allowing Bogaerts to score from third and put Boston up 2-1 after three.

Bogaerts was 3 for 5 and took advantage of misfires by Cashner and Jeremy Jeffress to score, and Andrew Benintendi came home on a balk by Alex Claudio in the eighth. Pedroia, who had his 500th career multihit game, and Mitch Moreland finished with two hits and two RBIs apiece.

Texas went to the bullpen in the sixth and the Red Sox broke open the game. Deven Marrero and Mookie Betts both walked with two outs and scored on Pedroia's double to right. Bogaerts followed with another double that scored Pedroia. Two more walks loaded the bases and Bogaerts scored on Jeffress' wild pitch, putting Boston up 9-3.

LET'S TALK

Boston manager John Farrell said the Red Sox took advantage of the day off Monday with a team meeting to chat about how the season had gone so far - and not just the areas that have kept Boston hovering around .500.

''It was also to re-emphasize the things that are going well here and not just to pick out all that is wrong here. There are a number of things going right and a number of those things were on display here tonight,'' Farrell said.

ROUGHED-UP RANGERS

Of his 90 pitches, Cashner threw 54 for strikes and was still irked after the game about walking four batters in five innings of work.

''I thought the walks in certain spots definitely hurt me. I think it could have been a different game had some things gone differently,'' Cashner said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: 3B Adrian Beltre (strained right calf) did some running before the game and is making progress toward a return, manager Jeff Banister said. Beltre's next evaluation will be Thursday, and he could be back by the beginning of June, Banister said. ... Boston sent RHP Tyson Ross (thoracic outlet syndrome) on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Round Rock.

Red Sox: Called up 1B Sam Travis from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned RHP Hector Velazquez to Pawtucket. Travis will platoon with Moreland. ... 3B Pablo Sandoval (right knee sprain) was ill and out of the lineup for Pawtucket in a rehab game. Manager John Farrell said Sandoval might need only two more rehab starts before returning.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Martin Perez (2-5, 3.71 ERA) struck out eight in his last start, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings Thursday against Philadelphia for his second win of the season.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (4-2, 2.19 ERA) is riding a streak of eight consecutive starts with 10 or more strikeouts, an MLB record he also achieved in 2015 and shares with Pedro Martinez (1999).

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TEX24-22
0010112106130
BOS23-21
01103402X11121
  • W: R. Porcello (3-5)L: A. Cashner (1-4)
  • HR: TEX - J. Gallo (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH50220001.257.374.390.7645.0
E. Andrus SS50000013.275.321.421.742-0.5
N. Mazara RF40200010.270.339.459.7981.5
J. Lucroy C40100001.276.318.415.7332.0
R. Odor 2B41200000.206.259.356.6154.0
M. Napoli 1B40100011.190.261.411.6730.5
J. Gallo 3B42211011.193.308.531.8398.5
J. Hoying CF41200010.304.304.478.7832.5
D. DeShields LF22110000.294.357.343.7005.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF42100111.281.358.491.8493.5
    D. Pedroia 2B41220100.293.365.382.7477.0
    X. Bogaerts SS54330011.329.395.445.84110.5
    A. Benintendi LF31200200.287.366.427.7937.0
    H. Ramirez DH31000216.267.351.435.7862.5
    M. Moreland 1B40220012.256.354.455.8093.5
    J. Bradley CF40000111.200.277.360.6370.5
    S. Leon C40110012.250.283.432.7142.5
    D. Marrero 3B32100113.154.214.205.4193.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (4), J. Lucroy (8), R. Odor (7), J. Gallo (5)
      • HR - J. Gallo (14)
      • SF - D. DeShields (2)
      • RBI - S. Choo 2 (19), J. Gallo (30), D. DeShields (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo (8), J. Gallo (15)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Pedroia (8), X. Bogaerts (10), S. Leon (4)
      • SF - M. Moreland
      • RBI - D. Pedroia 2 (19), X. Bogaerts 3 (15), M. Moreland 2 (23), S. Leon (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia 2 (10), X. Bogaerts (6), M. Moreland (8)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Benintendi (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Bradley (2)
      • E - M. Betts (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (L, 1-4)5.06554203.182.00-4.0
      D. Alvarez0.20111103.481.50-1.5
      J. Jeffress0.12333106.7515.00-7.5
      T. Barnette1.23220305.601.80-0.5
      A. Claudio0.11000002.143.00-1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (W, 3-5)6.211540404.351.6512.0
      H. Hembree0.11000004.223.00-1.0
      R. Scott1.01110011.590.00-
      M. Barnes1.00000103.660.003.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (W, 3-5)6.2
      H. Hembree0.1
      R. Scott1.0
      M. Barnes1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Cashner 2 (3), J. Jeffress (2)
      • IBB - J. Jeffress (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 90-54, D. Alvarez 11-5, J. Jeffress 25-14, T. Barnette 37-23, A. Claudio 7-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 6-6, D. Alvarez 1-0, T. Barnette 1-1, A. Claudio 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, D. Alvarez 3, J. Jeffress 6, T. Barnette 8, A. Claudio 2
      • Balks - A. Claudio
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Porcello
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 111-77, H. Hembree 3-2, R. Scott 18-13, M. Barnes 13-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 6-8, R. Scott 2-1, M. Barnes 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 30, H. Hembree, R. Scott 4, M. Barnes 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TEX24-22
      0010112106130
      BOS23-21
      01103402X11121
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Choo DH50220001.257.374.390.7645.0
      E. Andrus SS50000013.275.321.421.742-0.5
      N. Mazara RF40200010.270.339.459.7981.5
      J. Lucroy C40100001.276.318.415.7332.0
      R. Odor 2B41200000.206.259.356.6154.0
      M. Napoli 1B40100011.190.261.411.6730.5
      J. Gallo 3B42211011.193.308.531.8398.5
      J. Hoying CF41200010.304.304.478.7832.5
      D. DeShields LF22110000.294.357.343.7005.0
      Total3661341057-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Betts RF42100111.281.358.491.8493.5
        D. Pedroia 2B41220100.293.365.382.7477.0
        X. Bogaerts SS54330011.329.395.445.84110.5
        A. Benintendi LF31200200.287.366.427.7937.0
        H. Ramirez DH31000216.267.351.435.7862.5
        M. Moreland 1B40220012.256.354.455.8093.5
        J. Bradley CF40000111.200.277.360.6370.5
        S. Leon C40110012.250.283.432.7142.5
        D. Marrero 3B32100113.154.214.205.4193.5
        Total341112808716-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Choo (4), J. Lucroy (8), R. Odor (7), J. Gallo (5)
          • HR - J. Gallo (14)
          • SF - D. DeShields (2)
          • RBI - S. Choo 2 (19), J. Gallo (30), D. DeShields (8)
          • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo (8), J. Gallo (15)
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Pedroia (8), X. Bogaerts (10), S. Leon (4)
          • SF - M. Moreland
          • RBI - D. Pedroia 2 (19), X. Bogaerts 3 (15), M. Moreland 2 (23), S. Leon (14)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia 2 (10), X. Bogaerts (6), M. Moreland (8)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Benintendi (6)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Bradley (2)
          • E - M. Betts (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cashner (L, 1-4)5.06554203.182.00-4.0
          D. Alvarez0.20111103.481.50-1.5
          J. Jeffress0.12333106.7515.00-7.5
          T. Barnette1.23220305.601.80-0.5
          A. Claudio0.11000002.143.00-1.0
          Total8.0121111870---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cashner (L, 1-4)5.0
          D. Alvarez0.2
          J. Jeffress0.1
          T. Barnette1.2
          A. Claudio0.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Porcello (W, 3-5)6.211540404.351.6512.0
          H. Hembree0.11000004.223.00-1.0
          R. Scott1.01110011.590.00-
          M. Barnes1.00000103.660.003.5
          Total9.01365051---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Porcello (W, 3-5)6.2
          H. Hembree0.1
          R. Scott1.0
          M. Barnes1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Cashner 2 (3), J. Jeffress (2)
          • IBB - J. Jeffress (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 90-54, D. Alvarez 11-5, J. Jeffress 25-14, T. Barnette 37-23, A. Claudio 7-3
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 6-6, D. Alvarez 1-0, T. Barnette 1-1, A. Claudio 1-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, D. Alvarez 3, J. Jeffress 6, T. Barnette 8, A. Claudio 2
          • Balks - A. Claudio
          PITCHING
          • HBP - R. Porcello
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 111-77, H. Hembree 3-2, R. Scott 18-13, M. Barnes 13-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 6-8, R. Scott 2-1, M. Barnes 1-1
          • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 30, H. Hembree, R. Scott 4, M. Barnes 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Benintendi scored, Moreland to second on balk611
            Moreland singled to center, Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third610
            Gallo homered to right69
          • 7TH INNING
            Andrus grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, DeShields scored, Choo out at second59
            Choo singled to left center, Hoying scored, DeShields to third49
          • 6TH INNING
            Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third, Ramirez to second on wild pitch39
            Bogaerts doubled to left center, Pedroia scored38
            Pedroia doubled to right, Marrero and Betts scored37
            Napoli singled to right, Odor scored on right fielder Betts fielding error35
          • 5TH INNING
            Moreland hit sacrifice fly into double play left to catcher to second to third, Bogaerts scored, Benintendi out at third25
            Bogaerts singled to left, Marrero and Betts scored, Pedroia to second24
            Choo doubled to deep left, DeShields scored22
          • 3RD INNING
            Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third on fielding error12
            DeShields hit sacrifice fly to right, Gallo scored11
          • 2ND INNING
            Leon reached on fielder's choice to third, Ramirez scored, Moreland to third, Bradley out at second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Matt Barnes relieved Robby Scott
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, DeShields flied out to deep right
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to second
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Robby Scott relieved Heath Hembree
            • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Odor grounded out to third
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Napoli grounded out to third
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo homered to right
            • J. Hoying: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Hoying flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Barnette Pitching:
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pedroia singled to left center
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts reached on fielder's choice to third, Pedroia out at second
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Benintendi singled to shallow left, Bogaerts to second
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
            • Alex Claudio relieved Tony Barnette
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland singled to center, Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Benintendi scored, Moreland to second on balk, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • J. Hoying: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hoying singled to shallow left
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, DeShields hit by pitch, Hoying to second
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Choo singled to left center, Hoying scored, DeShields to third
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Andrus grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, DeShields scored, Choo out at second
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Mazara singled to deep right
            • Heath Hembree relieved Rick Porcello
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Lucroy doubled to left center, Mazara out at home
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tony Barnette relieved Jeremy Jeffress
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • S. Leon: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Leon doubled to left center
            • D. Marrero: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marrero lined out to right
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mazara grounded out to second
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy flied out to deep left
            • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Odor doubled to left
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Napoli singled to right, Odor scored on right fielder Betts fielding error
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Gallo popped out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Dario Alvarez relieved Andrew Cashner
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley grounded out to third
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • D. Marrero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Marrero walked
            • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Dario Alvarez
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Betts walked, Marrero to second
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pedroia doubled to right, Marrero and Betts scored
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts doubled to left center, Pedroia scored
            • A. Benintendi: Benintendi intentionally walked
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Bogaerts to third, Benintendi to second
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third, Ramirez to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • J. Hoying: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoying struck out swinging
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, DeShields reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Choo doubled to deep left, DeShields scored
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • D. Marrero: Ball, Marrero singled to center
            • M. Betts: Ball, Betts singled to right, Marrero to second
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia walked, Marrero to third, Betts to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts singled to left, Marrero and Betts scored, Pedroia to second
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked, Pedroia to third, Bogaerts to second
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to third, Pedroia out at home, Bogaerts to third, Benintendi to second
            • M. Moreland: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland hit sacrifice fly into double play left to catcher to second to third, Bogaerts scored, Benintendi out at third
            • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara singled to right
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Mazara out at second
            • R. Odor: Odor singled to right
            • M. Napoli: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Napoli grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland lined out to center
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley flied out to left
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Leon popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo doubled to left center
            • J. Hoying: Ball, Strike swinging, Hoying singled to right, Gallo to third
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, DeShields hit sacrifice fly to right, Gallo scored
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Choo flied out to deep left
            • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Andrus lined out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Betts grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to third
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi singled to left center, Bogaerts to third
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi stole second, Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third on fielding error, Foul, Ramirez lined out to center
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy flied out to right
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor grounded out to second
            • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Napoli struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to pitcher
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland singled to shallow center, Ramirez to second
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ramirez to third, Moreland to second on wild pitch, Ball, Bradley walked
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Leon reached on fielder's choice to third, Ramirez scored, Moreland to third, Bradley out at second
            • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Choo flied out to deep right
            • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Ball, Andrus flied out to deep center
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts lined out to left
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia grounded out to pitcher
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)