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41-33, 2nd in AL East

Lineup: Red Sox (41-33) at Rangers (48-27)

  • 1. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 5. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 6. Bryce Brentz, DH (R)
  • 7. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
  • 8. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 9. Ryan LaMarre, LF (R)
  • SP: Clay Buchholz, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Andrus, Rangers crush Wright, Red Sox (1:27)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Wright allowed three hits with his fastball (Moreland's two-run single, Beltre's RBI single, Andrus' three-run triple), which matches his season-high. He also gave up three hits on his fastball June 10 at Minnesota. Including tonight, he has thrown 263 fastballs (16.2 percent of his pitches) and allowed 15 hits, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Wright allowed a season-high eight runs, five in the fifth inning. But thanks to errors by Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez, only three of the runs were earned, leaving his ERA at 2.18, which still leads the American League.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Former knuckleballer Tom Candiotti was one of the first to tell Steven Wright to throw his knuckler when he's ahead or even in counts, his fastball when he's behind. It's a formula that has worked for Wright. There, though, Mitch Moreland pounced on a 2-0 fastball for a two-run single that gave Rangers a 3-1 lead through four innings.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

On behalf of the Rangers, Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus present David Ortiz with custom cowboy boots with "Papi 34" and a Red Sox logo and a belt with a big, old buckle that undoubtedly would draw the approval of ex-teammates Josh Beckett and John Lackey.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz hit the first homer of his career here in Arlington on Sept. 14, 1997, against Texas reliever Julio Santana. The Rangers will honor Ortiz with a pregame ceremony in a few minutes.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell alluded Friday to Red Sox facing a decision once Ryan Hanigan returns from DL. While they typically view catcher as a "two-man position," Farrell said, red-hot Sandy Leon is out of options and might not clear waivers. Christian Vazquez is in lineup tonight to catch knuckleballer Steven Wright, but if he doesn't hit more, he might lose playing time -- or even his roster spot, unless the Sox carry three catchers.

Red Sox big rally on the road ends trend

The Red Sox rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to complete an 8–7 comeback victory over the Rangers. According to Elias, Boston, which trailed 6–0 at the end of the third inning, had lost its last 120 road games in which it trailed by six or more runs. The Red Sox' last comeback win of that kind on the road was on June 7, 2003.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In need of a fresh arm after the bullpen bailed out David Price last night, the Red Sox are recalling right-hander William Cuevas from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioning infielder Deven Marrero.

Stats & Info

Friday's longest home runs

Get the tape measure out for Yasmany Tomás. The Arizona RF went yard twice during a marathon 10-9 win over Colorado. His seventh-inning swat was the longest HR on any diamond last night.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

More on Jackie Bradley Jr. calling Mookie Betts' shot: "I hate to take a lot of credit," Bradley said, "but I called it. In that situation, it was big. It was a big swing from a big-time player. You have 'The Playmaker' at the plate. It was just something that I was feeling." If the ball hadn't gone over the fence, "I would have probably cried," Betts said.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

So, Jackie Bradley Jr. says he called the game-tying homer from Mookie Betts -- "The Playmaker," Bradley calls him. Rick Porcello, who was standing next to Bradley in the dugout corroborates story.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

You could almost see David Price's dreadful outing coming. He's never had much success vs. Rangers (5.15 ERA in 11 starts entering tonight) or in Texas (6.54 in six starts, not including rocky Game 4 of 2015 ALDS. "This is a very good offensive team that he's going up against," John Farrell said pregame. "If you don't make pitches, this ballpark can play small at times."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A two-run single by Bobby Wilson gives the Rangers a 6-0 lead and spells the end of a short night for David Price, who was rocked for 12 hits in 2-1/3 innings. It's his shortest start since May 22, 2015 for Detroit against the Yankees (also 2-1/3), and the most hits he has allowed since May 8, 2015, also for the Tigers vs. Kansas City (13)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Might have to begin paying attention to this: Red Sox are 0-for-6 with three walks and a sacrifice fly after David Ortiz's 10 intentional walks. Hanley Ramirez is 0-for-4 with three walks in those instances.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi wasn't considered to take the place of injured Chris Young, according to Dave Dombrowski. As a matter of course, Dombrowski isn't opposed to calling up players directly from Double-A, but Sox don't believe Benintendi is ready from offensive standpoint.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell on the struggles of setup men Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa: "They've been so good for us over a long period of time, we're not going to run from them." Both relievers are working through some things mechanically. And while neither is going to be removed from late-inning role, Farrell said Heath Hembree is meriting more high-leverage opportunities.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Holt (concussion) will continue his Triple-A rehab assignment through the weekend, with a best-case scenario that he could rejoin Red Sox next week at Tampa Bay. Until Holt returns, Bryce Brentz will get the lion's share of the starts in left field, although Ryan LaMarre could be used late in games for defense.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4171st
Batting Average.2881st
On Base Percentage.3551st
Slugging Percentage.4721st
Earned Run Average4.2616th
Quality Starts39Tied-10th
WHIP1.3012th
BAA.2445th

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