Texas (4-4) batted around in the third inning, sending 11 men to the plate and scoring five. Meanwhile, Perez navigated his way through 6 1/3 innings, despite giving up eight hits, to earn his first win on the season.
Threes are wild: Perez found his way out of trouble in the home half of the second inning after surrendering back-to-back singles to start the frame. After getting Xander Bogaerts to fly out to right, Perez induced an inning-ending double play, 6-3.
Then, the Rangers struck for five runs and batted around in the third against Red Sox starter Felix Doubront with hard-hit balls throughout the lineup.
Prince Fielder showed signs of life, bounding a double down the right-field line for an RBI double, scoring Shin-Soo Choo. Adrian Beltre then followed with single off the screws to center, plating Fielder.
Then Donnie Murphy, who made his third straight start at second base, lofted an RBI double in center field in front of the outstretched Grady Sizemore. It scored Alex Rios, who had one of six hits against Doubront in the inning.
Chirinos earned his second RBI of the inning, forcing a bases-loaded walk, which ended Doubront’s evening after just 2 2/3 innings.
Prince-ly performance: Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop wasn’t any more effective in slowing down the Rangers’ bats. They posted two more in the fourth, with Fielder picking up his second RBI in as many innings, shooting a single into right field.
Fielder, who posted an oh-fer Monday night, showed signs of life, making some solid contact while going 2-for-5.
After failing to get a hit in his previous 12 at-bats, Fielder sported a .143 batting average entering Tuesday’s action.
Beltre leaves: After being given a night off from playing the field by manager Ron Washington, Beltre left the game in the fifth inning, as pinch hitter Jim Adduci was announced in the press box.
Beltre, who hit fourth, but started as the designated hitter, was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI before being lifted.
Beltre also battled a left quad injury during spring training, suffered during a game on March 13.
Double trouble: The double play was Perez’s ally, as the Rangers lefty got Red Sox hitters to ground into five twin-killings, starting the game with one in each of the first three innings.
And although the Red Sox had their leadoff men reach safely in each of the first seven innings against Perez, he was able to counter with the double play in five of the first six innings.
Perez was forced from the game after 6 1/3 innings and 101 pitches (61 for strikes) as the Red Sox went on to plate three in the seventh, two coming via a two-run, wall-ball double by Jackie Bradley Jr.
Perez was charged with four earned runs while striking out three and walking three.
Some adventure for this Robinson: After making an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career, Chirinos busted out while making his third start of the season behind the plate. Chirinos was 2-for-4 and reached base three times while driving in two and scoring two runs.