Benintendi leads Red Sox past Rangers 11-4 for 6th straight

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi opened the series in Texas with a winning bloop. His impressive encore included a couple of big blasts.

Benintendi homered twice in a five-hit game, drove in six runs and made a spectacular catch in left field - backing up six-plus scoreless innings by David Price - as Boston stretched the longest winning streak in the majors to six games with an 11-4 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.

''Huge night,'' manager John Farrell said. ''Offensively, obviously the five base hits, the two homers. He makes one heck of a catch at a pivotal time going up against the wall.''

The first Red Sox rookie with two five-hit games in a season, Benintendi had a three-run homer in the fifth that chased All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish (6-7), who matched career highs by allowing seven runs and 11 hits.

Benintendi led off the eighth by going the opposite way for his 12th homer, with the ball hitting on top of the 14-foot wall down the left-field line. Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with his 11th home run.

''The win, that's what I liked the most,'' Benintendi said.

A night after his two-run, bloop single in the 11th inning was the difference in a 7-5 win, Benintendi put the Red Sox up to stay with a dribbler through the middle of the infield for an RBI single in the second.

''To see one kind of fall like that, it kind of built me up a little bit,'' Benintendi said, referring to his decisive hit Monday. ''It definitely doesn't hurt.''

Price (4-2) struck out nine while throwing 70 of 106 pitches for strikes in his eighth start since missing the season's first seven weeks with an elbow strain. The lefty departed after his second walk started the seventh.

''He had all of his pitches working,'' Farrell said. ''He was able to get quite a few number of swing-and-misses.''

Adrian Beltre has 2,974 career hits after a three-hit night for Texas that included his 600th career double . Mike Napoli went deep for the fourth straight game, his 18th homer being a three-run drive in the eighth after the Rangers trailed 11-0, and before Delino DeShields homered to start the Texas ninth.

Napoli also had a deep drive in the fourth, but Benintendi ran a long way, leaped and extended his glove to make the catch before hitting the padded left-field wall while still in the air.

Darvish, selected Sunday to his fourth AL All-Star team, struck out four with no walks while his season ERA rose from 3.11 to 3.56 over 4 1/3 innings.

''All the bloopers and then all the ground balls that I thought I'd get an out found a hole and that became a hit. I think momentum went their way,'' Darvish said through a translator. "The home run and the double I gave up (to Benintendi), I just didn't locate my pitches.''

FIRST TWO

Benintendi scored for the first time after a single in the second by No. 9 hitter Tzu-Wei Lin. That was the first career RBI for the Taiwan-born player , who added another RBI single in the fourth to put Boston up 4-0.

THAT'S A LOT OF HITS

The Red Sox finished with 19 hits, two short of their season high and matching the most allowed by Texas. The bottom four batters in their lineup were 8 for 9 against Darvish, while the top four went 1 for 12.

HE SLIDES - AND MAKES THE CATCH

All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts went 0 for 6 and was the only Red Sox starter who didn't reach base. But the right fielder had a defensive highlight. He ran about 120 feet to make a sliding catch on his knees in foul territory on Robinson Chirinos' popup to end the second inning.

SHORT HOPS

The Rangers' seventh loss in nine games took 3 hours, 56 minutes to play. ... Boston also beat the Rangers on the Fourth of July last year, a 12-5 win at Fenway Park when every Red Sox player had a hit and scored a run.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts was back in the lineup after missing two games with tightness in his groin. He finished 0 for 5 with a walk.

Rangers: RHP Jeremy Jeffress, who hasn't pitched since June 20 because of a lower back muscle strain, was activated from the DL without a rehab assignment. RHP Ernesto Frieri, the loser Monday, was designated for assignment.

UP NEXT

The Red Sox go for a sweep of the season series when RHP Doug Fister (0-1) makes his third start since being claimed off waivers from the Angels. RHP Andrew Cashner (3-7) was struck in the stomach and forearm by a shattered bat when he last pitched Thursday for Texas

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  • W: D. Price (4-2)L: Y. Darvish (6-7)
  • HR: BOS - J. Bradley (11), A. Benintendi 2 (12), TEX - M. Napoli (18), D. DeShields (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF60000018.277.358.497.855-0.5
D. Pedroia 2B50110002.301.385.379.7642.0
D. Marrero PR-3B10000000.211.258.341.5990.0
X. Bogaerts SS50000131.308.362.448.810-0.5
M. Moreland 1B42200110.266.356.464.8194.5
S. Travis 1B10000010.282.349.385.733-0.5
H. Ramirez DH52200015.260.349.445.7944.5
A. Benintendi LF54562000.288.361.465.82722.0
J. Bradley CF52311013.280.362.490.8528.5
C. Vazquez C51310001.286.323.383.7067.0
T. Lin 3B-2B40320110.360.429.520.9497.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields LF51211012.277.338.361.6996.5
    S. Choo RF40000102.257.372.423.7951.0
    E. Andrus SS30100011.301.347.473.8200.5
    a- J. Gallo PH-3B10000112.191.304.508.8120.5
    A. Beltre DH50300011.281.378.491.8693.5
    C. Gomez CF41100124.252.330.481.8112.0
    R. Odor 2B41100033.213.251.393.6440.5
    M. Napoli 1B41131013.194.270.442.7137.5
    R. Chirinos C30000120.226.321.565.8860.0
    P. Kozma 3B-SS40100031.119.213.190.403-0.5
    • a-struck out for Andrus in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Ramirez (11), A. Benintendi (13)
    • HR - A. Benintendi 2 (12), J. Bradley (11)
    • RBI - D. Pedroia (37), A. Benintendi 6 (50), J. Bradley (36), C. Vazquez (16), T. Lin 2 (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia (18), A. Benintendi (18), T. Lin
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Beltre (9)
    • HR - D. DeShields (2), M. Napoli (18)
    • RBI - D. DeShields (13), M. Napoli 3 (39)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Vazquez (4), T. Lin
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Andrus 2 (13)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (W, 4-2)6.06002904.021.2824.5
    B. Boyer2.03331613.271.362.0
    R. Scott1.01111013.261.240.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price (W, 4-2)6.0
    B. Boyer2.0
    R. Scott1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Darvish (L, 6-7)4.111770413.561.14-9.0
    N. Martinez3.28433324.561.31-3.5
    T. Barnette1.00000206.581.584.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Darvish (L, 6-7)4.1
    N. Martinez3.2
    T. Barnette1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 106-70, B. Boyer 43-27, R. Scott 27-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 3-6, R. Scott 1-2
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 26, B. Boyer 10, R. Scott 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 88-59, N. Martinez 80-50, T. Barnette 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 1-8, N. Martinez 5-3
    • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 24, N. Martinez 22, T. Barnette 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF60000018.277.358.497.855-0.5
    D. Pedroia 2B50110002.301.385.379.7642.0
    D. Marrero PR-3B10000000.211.258.341.5990.0
    X. Bogaerts SS50000131.308.362.448.810-0.5
    M. Moreland 1B42200110.266.356.464.8194.5
    S. Travis 1B10000010.282.349.385.733-0.5
    H. Ramirez DH52200015.260.349.445.7944.5
    A. Benintendi LF54562000.288.361.465.82722.0
    J. Bradley CF52311013.280.362.490.8528.5
    C. Vazquez C51310001.286.323.383.7067.0
    T. Lin 3B-2B40320110.360.429.520.9497.5
    Total4611191133920-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. DeShields LF51211012.277.338.361.6996.5
      S. Choo RF40000102.257.372.423.7951.0
      E. Andrus SS30100011.301.347.473.8200.5
      a- J. Gallo PH-3B10000112.191.304.508.8120.5
      A. Beltre DH50300011.281.378.491.8693.5
      C. Gomez CF41100124.252.330.481.8112.0
      R. Odor 2B41100033.213.251.393.6440.5
      M. Napoli 1B41131013.194.270.442.7137.5
      R. Chirinos C30000120.226.321.565.8860.0
      P. Kozma 3B-SS40100031.119.213.190.403-0.5
      Total374104241519-----
      HITTERSAB
      D. DeShields LF5
      S. Choo RF4
      E. Andrus SS3
      a- J. Gallo PH-3B1
      A. Beltre DH5
      C. Gomez CF4
      R. Odor 2B4
      M. Napoli 1B4
      R. Chirinos C3
      P. Kozma 3B-SS4
      Total37
      • a-struck out for Andrus in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Ramirez (11), A. Benintendi (13)
      • HR - A. Benintendi 2 (12), J. Bradley (11)
      • RBI - D. Pedroia (37), A. Benintendi 6 (50), J. Bradley (36), C. Vazquez (16), T. Lin 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia (18), A. Benintendi (18), T. Lin
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Beltre (9)
      • HR - D. DeShields (2), M. Napoli (18)
      • RBI - D. DeShields (13), M. Napoli 3 (39)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Vazquez (4), T. Lin
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Andrus 2 (13)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 4-2)6.06002904.021.2824.5
      B. Boyer2.03331613.271.362.0
      R. Scott1.01111013.261.240.0
      Total9.010444152---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 4-2)6.0
      B. Boyer2.0
      R. Scott1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Darvish (L, 6-7)4.111770413.561.14-9.0
      N. Martinez3.28433324.561.31-3.5
      T. Barnette1.00000206.581.584.0
      Total9.0191110393---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Darvish (L, 6-7)4.1
      N. Martinez3.2
      T. Barnette1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 106-70, B. Boyer 43-27, R. Scott 27-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 3-6, R. Scott 1-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 26, B. Boyer 10, R. Scott 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 88-59, N. Martinez 80-50, T. Barnette 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 1-8, N. Martinez 5-3
      • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 24, N. Martinez 22, T. Barnette 3
      • 9TH INNING
        DeShields homered to left center114
      • 8TH INNING
        Napoli homered to left center, Gomez and Odor scored113
        Bradley homered to right center110
        Benintendi homered to left100
      • 7TH INNING
        Pedroia reached on an infield single to shortstop, Vazquez scored, Pedroia to second on shortstop Andrus fielding error90
      • 6TH INNING
        Benintendi singled to right center, Moreland scored, Ramirez to second80
      • 5TH INNING
        Benintendi homered to right center, Moreland and Ramirez scored70
      • 4TH INNING
        Lin singled to center, Bradley scored, Vazquez to second40
        Vazquez singled to right center, Benintendi scored, Bradley to third30
      • 2ND INNING
        Lin singled to right, Benintendi scored, Vazquez to second20
        Benintendi singled to center, Ramirez scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tony Barnette relieved Nick Martinez
        • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Marrero popped out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Robby Scott relieved Blaine Boyer
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, DeShields homered to left center
        • S. Choo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to first
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Beltre flied out to right
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Foul, Gomez fouled out to first
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • N. Martinez Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Benintendi homered to left
        • J. Bradley: Bradley homered to right center
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez flied out to right
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Sam Travis at first
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Beltre struck out looking
        • C. Gomez: Gomez singled to left center
        • R. Odor: Odor singled to center, Gomez to second
        • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Napoli homered to left center, Gomez and Odor scored
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • P. Kozma: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Kozma struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • N. Martinez Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Vazquez singled to center
        • T. Lin: Ball, Lin singled to center, Vazquez to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Vazquez to third, Lin out at second
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia reached on an infield single to shortstop, Vazquez scored, Pedroia to second on shortstop Andrus fielding error
        • Deven Marrero ran for Dustin Pedroia
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts walked
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked, Marrero to third, Bogaerts to second
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • Blaine Boyer relieved David Price
        • P. Kozma: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kozma struck out looking
        • D. DeShields: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked, Chirinos to second
        • Joey Gallo hit for Elvis Andrus
        • Joey Gallo hit for Elvis Andrus
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • N. Martinez Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pedroia safe at first on shortstop Andrus fielding error
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Ball, Moreland singled to center, Pedroia to second
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pedroia out at third, Moreland to second
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi singled to right center, Moreland scored, Ramirez to second
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Bradley grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Andrus popped out to shortstop
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Beltre singled to right
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomez walked, Beltre to second
        • R. Odor: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Ball, Napoli popped out to first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to left
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Moreland singled to center
        • H. Ramirez: Ramirez singled to right center, Moreland to third
        • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Benintendi homered to right center, Moreland and Ramirez scored
        • Nick Martinez relieved Yu Darvish
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Bradley singled to left center
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez flied out to left
        • T. Lin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lin walked, Bradley to second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Chirinos struck out looking
        • P. Kozma: Kozma singled to center
        • D. DeShields: DeShields fouled out to right
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez lined out to left
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Benintendi doubled to deep right center
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley reached on an infield single to second, Benintendi to third
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez singled to right center, Benintendi scored, Bradley to third
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lin singled to center, Bradley scored, Vazquez to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts fouled out to catcher
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre singled to center
        • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • M. Napoli: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Napoli flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Pedroia flied out to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Moreland grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • P. Kozma: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Kozma struck out on foul tip
        • D. DeShields: Ball, DeShields singled to center
        • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Choo grounded out to first, DeShields to second
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez doubled to deep center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi singled to center, Ramirez scored
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Vazquez singled to center, Benintendi to third
        • T. Lin: Ball, Lin singled to right, Benintendi scored, Vazquez to second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Vazquez stole third Lin to second, Betts flied out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • M. Napoli: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Napoli struck out looking
        • R. Chirinos: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chirinos fouled out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pedroia flied out to right
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts popped out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, DeShields lined out to center
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to first
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus singled to right center
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beltre doubled to deep left, Andrus to third
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)