Cashner cools Red Sox; Rangers avoid sweep with 8-2 victory

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Andrew Cashner didn't have to dodge any broken bats, and finally gave up a hit only after an error kept an inning alive for Boston.

Cashner held the hot-hitting Red Sox hitless into the sixth, Rougned Odor hit an early two-run homer and the Texas Rangers ended the longest winning streak in the majors at six games with a rain-delayed 8-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday night.

Cashner (4-7) was wild into the third inning, then retired 10 straight batters before first baseman Pete Kozma's error on a dropped throw kept the sixth going. The next batter, Xander Bogaerts, ended the no-hit bid with a two-run homer just over the 14-foot wall in left field.

Kozma had just entered the game at first after pinch-hitting in the fifth for slugger Joey Gallo, who exited with a sore left hamstring. The drop came on a slightly low throw from shortstop Jurickson Profar on an easy grounder by Dustin Pedroia.

''These guys are too good to think about (a no-hitter),'' Cashner said. ''My job is to think about one pitch at a time. Keep executing. If you don't execute . think about the next pitch.''

The right-hander allowed three hits, three walks and two unearned runs with four strikeouts in seven innings. It was his first start since getting hit on the elbow by a broken bat in a loss at Cleveland - the second straight rough outing for the Houston-area native.

Boston, which had at least 10 hits and six runs in every game during the winning streak, missed a chance to be the first team to sweep a season series of more than three games against the Rangers since they moved to Texas in 1972. The Red Sox won the first five meetings this year.

''We hit some balls hard, we hit some balls right at people,'' Boston manager John Farrell said. ''But make no mistake, Cashner, that was one of the better games he's thrown this year. He's in the mid-90s (mph) with heavy sink.''

After a delay of nearly 90 minutes to start the game, Odor's 16th homer put Texas ahead 2-0 in the second. Carlos Gomez had a solo shot , his 12th, in the third.

Odor scored three times before leaving with a bruised left hand after the fifth inning, when he was hit by a pitch. It was the second straight hit batter by lefty reliever Robby Scott, who first plunked Adrian Beltre on the leg.

Doug Fister (0-2) gave up six runs - four earned - over 3 2/3 innings in his third start since Boston claimed him off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels last month.

Profar had two doubles, including a two-run liner to right-center for an 8-0 lead in the fifth, after being called up from Triple-A Round Rock when shortstop Elvis Andrus went on the paternity list.

WHERE'S ELVIS

Andrus, one of five candidates for the final AL All-Star spot, wasn't on Texas' active roster for the first time since making his major league debut as a 20-year-old shortstop to start 2009. Andrus and his new wife were expecting their first child. He's played 1,303 career games.

THE DAY AFTER

Andrew Benintendi went 0 for 2 with a pair of walks the day after becoming the first Red Sox rookie to have multiple five-hit games in one season. He also had a two-run single in the 11th inning of Boston's 7-5 win in the series opener.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez will join the team at Tampa Bay and throw a bullpen over the weekend after struggling for a second straight rehab start. He's been out since June 1 with a right knee injury.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (11-3, 2.61 ERA), a potential AL All-Star starter Tuesday, pitches the opener of a four-game series at Tampa Bay on Thursday. He leads the majors with 166 strikeouts and has won 10 of 11 decisions.

Rangers: LHP Cole Hamels (3-0, 4.12) gets the opener of a three-game home series against the Angels on Friday. It will be his third start since missing almost two months with a right oblique strain.

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This version corrects Cashner's record.

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BOS49-36
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  • W: A. Cashner (4-7)L: D. Fister (0-2)
  • HR: BOS - X. Bogaerts (6), TEX - C. Gomez (12), R. Odor (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF40000001.277.357.494.8510.0
D. Pedroia 2B30000011.297.381.375.756-0.5
D. Marrero PR-3B11000000.210.256.339.5941.0
X. Bogaerts SS41121010.308.361.455.8166.5
M. Moreland 1B40100010.266.354.460.8150.5
H. Ramirez DH30000001.257.346.440.7860.0
a- S. Travis PH-DH10000000.275.341.375.7160.0
A. Benintendi LF20000210.286.363.462.8251.5
J. Bradley CF30100011.285.366.492.8570.5
C. Vazquez C30000002.280.317.376.6930.0
T. Lin 3B-2B20000111.333.419.481.9010.5
  • a-grounded out for H. Ramirez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo RF30110000.255.370.422.7926.0
C. Gomez CF51221022.256.332.493.8257.0
N. Mazara LF30000114.254.327.436.7630.5
A. Beltre 3B32100002.282.381.496.8775.0
R. Odor 2B13121100.216.257.404.66111.0
R. Chirinos C10000010.224.318.560.879-0.5
M. Napoli DH31000102.192.270.437.7072.0
J. Profar SS31220000.167.297.204.5017.0
J. Lucroy C-1B30010022.255.300.362.6620.0
J. Gallo 1B20100010.194.306.508.8140.5
a- P. Kozma PH-1B-2B20000001.114.204.182.3860.0
HITTERSAB
S. Choo RF3
C. Gomez CF5
N. Mazara LF3
A. Beltre 3B3
R. Odor 2B1
R. Chirinos C1
M. Napoli DH3
J. Profar SS3
J. Lucroy C-1B3
J. Gallo 1B2
a- P. Kozma PH-1B-2B2
  • a-flied out for Gallo in the 5th
BATTING
  • HR - X. Bogaerts (6)
  • RBI - X. Bogaerts 2 (41)
  • 2-Out RBI - X. Bogaerts 2 (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Choo (8), A. Beltre (10), J. Profar 2 (2)
  • HR - C. Gomez (12), R. Odor (16)
  • SF - S. Choo (3), J. Lucroy (2)
  • SH - J. Profar (2)
  • RBI - S. Choo (42), C. Gomez 2 (32), R. Odor 2 (38), J. Profar 2 (5), J. Lucroy (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gomez 2 (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Choo (7)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Fister
FIELDING
  • E - P. Kozma (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Fister (L, 0-2)3.25643326.141.70-6.5
R. Scott1.11220104.091.180.5
F. Abad1.01000102.931.122.5
H. Hembree1.01000203.381.333.0
M. Barnes1.00000003.521.203.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Fister (L, 0-2)3.2
R. Scott1.1
F. Abad1.0
H. Hembree1.0
M. Barnes1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Cashner (W, 4-7)7.03203413.541.4327.0
M. Bush1.00000103.661.443.5
A. Claudio1.00000102.701.133.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Cashner (W, 4-7)7.0
M. Bush1.0
A. Claudio1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Fister (2), R. Scott 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Fister 89-48, R. Scott 21-11, F. Abad 19-11, H. Hembree 16-12, M. Barnes 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Fister 3-5, R. Scott 1-2, F. Abad 1-1, M. Barnes 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Fister 20, R. Scott 7, F. Abad 4, H. Hembree 4, M. Barnes 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 110-71, M. Bush 8-6, A. Claudio 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 9-8, M. Bush 1-1, A. Claudio 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 27, M. Bush 3, A. Claudio 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF40000001.277.357.494.8510.0
D. Pedroia 2B30000011.297.381.375.756-0.5
D. Marrero PR-3B11000000.210.256.339.5941.0
X. Bogaerts SS41121010.308.361.455.8166.5
M. Moreland 1B40100010.266.354.460.8150.5
H. Ramirez DH30000001.257.346.440.7860.0
a- S. Travis PH-DH10000000.275.341.375.7160.0
A. Benintendi LF20000210.286.363.462.8251.5
J. Bradley CF30100011.285.366.492.8570.5
C. Vazquez C30000002.280.317.376.6930.0
T. Lin 3B-2B20000111.333.419.481.9010.5
Total302321367-----
  • a-grounded out for H. Ramirez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo RF30110000.255.370.422.7926.0
C. Gomez CF51221022.256.332.493.8257.0
N. Mazara LF30000114.254.327.436.7630.5
A. Beltre 3B32100002.282.381.496.8775.0
R. Odor 2B13121100.216.257.404.66111.0
R. Chirinos C10000010.224.318.560.879-0.5
M. Napoli DH31000102.192.270.437.7072.0
J. Profar SS31220000.167.297.204.5017.0
J. Lucroy C-1B30010022.255.300.362.6620.0
J. Gallo 1B20100010.194.306.508.8140.5
a- P. Kozma PH-1B-2B20000001.114.204.182.3860.0
Total2988823713-----
HITTERSAB
S. Choo RF3
C. Gomez CF5
N. Mazara LF3
A. Beltre 3B3
R. Odor 2B1
R. Chirinos C1
M. Napoli DH3
J. Profar SS3
J. Lucroy C-1B3
J. Gallo 1B2
a- P. Kozma PH-1B-2B2
Total29
  • a-flied out for Gallo in the 5th
BATTING
  • HR - X. Bogaerts (6)
  • RBI - X. Bogaerts 2 (41)
  • 2-Out RBI - X. Bogaerts 2 (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Choo (8), A. Beltre (10), J. Profar 2 (2)
  • HR - C. Gomez (12), R. Odor (16)
  • SF - S. Choo (3), J. Lucroy (2)
  • SH - J. Profar (2)
  • RBI - S. Choo (42), C. Gomez 2 (32), R. Odor 2 (38), J. Profar 2 (5), J. Lucroy (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gomez 2 (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Choo (7)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Fister
FIELDING
  • E - P. Kozma (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Fister (L, 0-2)3.25643326.141.70-6.5
R. Scott1.11220104.091.180.5
F. Abad1.01000102.931.122.5
H. Hembree1.01000203.381.333.0
M. Barnes1.00000003.521.203.0
Total8.0886372---
PITCHERSIP
D. Fister (L, 0-2)3.2
R. Scott1.1
F. Abad1.0
H. Hembree1.0
M. Barnes1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Cashner (W, 4-7)7.03203413.541.4327.0
M. Bush1.00000103.661.443.5
A. Claudio1.00000102.701.133.5
Total9.0320361---
PITCHERSIP
A. Cashner (W, 4-7)7.0
M. Bush1.0
A. Claudio1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Fister (2), R. Scott 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Fister 89-48, R. Scott 21-11, F. Abad 19-11, H. Hembree 16-12, M. Barnes 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Fister 3-5, R. Scott 1-2, F. Abad 1-1, M. Barnes 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Fister 20, R. Scott 7, F. Abad 4, H. Hembree 4, M. Barnes 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 110-71, M. Bush 8-6, A. Claudio 9-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 9-8, M. Bush 1-1, A. Claudio 2-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 27, M. Bush 3, A. Claudio 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Bogaerts homered to left, Pedroia scored28
  • 5TH INNING
    Profar doubled to deep right center, Beltre and Odor scored08
  • 4TH INNING
    Gomez singled to shallow right, Profar scored, Gallo to second06
    Choo hit sacrifice fly to center, Napoli scored, Profar to third05
    Lucroy hit sacrifice fly to right, Odor scored04
  • 3RD INNING
    Gomez homered to left03
  • 2ND INNING
    Odor homered to right, Beltre scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Alex Claudio relieved Matt Bush
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
    • Sam Travis hit for Hanley Ramirez
    • S. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Travis grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Benintendi: Benintendi grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Matt Bush relieved Andrew Cashner
    • M. Betts: Betts flied out to shallow right
    • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Marrero grounded out to second
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Barnes relieved Heath Hembree
    • P. Kozma: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kozma grounded out to third
    • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Choo grounded out to second
    • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomez flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Robinson Chirinos catching
    • A. Benintendi: Ball
    • Benintendi walked
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bradley reached on an infield single to second, Benintendi to second
    • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vazquez grounded into double play second to first, Benintendi to third, Bradley out at second
    • T. Lin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lin lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Heath Hembree relieved Fernando Abad
    • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
    • M. Napoli: Strike looking, Napoli flied out to deep left
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Profar doubled to deep right
    • J. Lucroy: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Lucroy struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • T. Lin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lin struck out looking
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Betts lined out to center
    • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Pedroia safe at first on 3rd baseman Kozma fielding error
    • Deven Marrero ran for Dustin Pedroia
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts homered to left, Pedroia scored
    • M. Moreland: Strike swinging, Moreland singled to center
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Fernando Abad relieved Robby Scott
    • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo doubled to right center
    • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, , Mazara grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beltre lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Scott Pitching:
    • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beltre hit by pitch
    • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Odor hit by pitch, Beltre to second
    • M. Napoli: Ball, Foul, Napoli flied out to right, Beltre to third
    • J. Profar: Pickoff attempt to first, Profar doubled to deep right center, Beltre and Odor scored
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
    • Pete Kozma hit for Joey Gallo
    • P. Kozma: Ball, Ball, Kozma flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to second
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland lined out to third
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Fister Pitching:
    • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Odor walked
    • M. Napoli: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Napoli walked, Odor to second
    • J. Profar: Foul, Profar safe at first on Fister fielding error, Odor to third, Napoli to second
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy hit sacrifice fly to right, Odor scored
    • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Gallo singled to shallow right, Napoli to third, Profar to second
    • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Choo hit sacrifice fly to center, Napoli scored, Profar to third
    • C. Gomez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Gomez singled to shallow right, Profar scored, Gallo to second
    • Robby Scott relieved Doug Fister
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lin walked
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Betts grounded out to shortstop, Lin to second
    • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Pedroia struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Fister Pitching:
    • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
    • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo lined out to right
    • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez homered to left
    • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara walked
    • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beltre flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland flied out to left
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to third
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi walked
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Bradley lined out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Fister Pitching:
    • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre doubled to left center
    • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Odor homered to right, Beltre scored
    • M. Napoli: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Napoli fouled out to first
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Profar grounded out to first
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Lucroy struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Cashner Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Pedroia grounded out to first
    • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Bogaerts flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Fister Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Ball, Choo hit by pitch
    • C. Gomez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gomez struck out looking
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mazara grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Choo out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)