More stats from Tuesday's win vs. Boston
The Red Sox who have scored 12+ runs three times this season had the tables turned against them Tuesday as the Rangers scored 18, the second-most they’ve ever scored against Boston. It's the most they've scored against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Most Runs vs Red Sox in Rangers franchise history:
Aug. 2002: W, 19-7
Tuesday: W, 18-3
Aug. 2008: L, 19-17
April 2003: W, 16-5
April 1981: W, 16-8
* Tuesday's loss to the Rangers marked just the third time in the last 85 seasons that the Red Sox have allowed at least 18 runs and six home runs in a game. The previous time this happened was in Aug. 2002 against, ironically, the Rangers. The other came in June 1980 when the Angels beat the Red Sox, 20-2 at Fenway Park. That day shortstop Freddie Patek hit 3 home runs with 7 RBI for the Halos.
* Mike Napoli's fifth career home run at Fenway Park Tuesday night had a true distance of 410 feet. Four of Napoli's five homers at Fenway have been at least 400 feet and the average distance of those five home runs is 418.2 feet.
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