MLB Baseball

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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Boston1 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 11142
Texas1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 371
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  W: R. Hill (1-1)   L: G. Otto (1-1)
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT, May 14, 2022
Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas  Attendance: 34,462

Red Sox aim to keep bats alive against Rangers

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Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers

  1. Since 2014, Boston is 27-19 against the Rangers with 17 of those victories coming by at least four runs. The only team with more wins by four or more against a non-divisional opponent in that span is Houston against the Twins (19 such wins).
  2. The Red Sox have failed to win any other of their last eight series. That is the longest such streak for the team in a single season since ending the 2011 season failing to win any of their last nine series.
  3. Xander Bogaerts has exactly 40 hits through his team's first 31 games of a season for the second consecutive year. In the Post-War era, the only other Red Sox players to have consecutive seasons of 40+ hits through Boston's first 31 games are Manny Ramirez, Nomar Garciaparra and Ted Williams.
  4. Over their last 18 games, Texas has allowed two or fewer runs on 10 different occasions. Dating back to last season, the club had given up two runs or less just nine times in their previous 66 games.
  5. Brad Miller has home runs in each of Texas' last two games with both being solo shots. Miller has hit homers in three straight games once in his career, doing so in August 2016 for the Rays.
  6. Left-handed batters are hitting just .198 against Texas this season, which is bested only by the Yankees' pitching staff (.191) in 2022. Last season, lefties hit .250 against the Rangers.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/13/2022 thru 5/15/2022

The Boston Red Sox suddenly found their offense and hope to continue their recent prowess when they face the Texas Rangers on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series in Arlington, Texas.

Boston will send left-hander Rich Hill (0-1, 2.86 ERA) to the mound on Saturday, and right-hander Glenn Otto (1-0, 3.14) will start for the Rangers.

The Red Sox captured the series opener 7-1 on Friday behind Nick Pivetta's strong seven innings on the mound and a station-to-station attack that produced 10 hits -- just three for extra bases.

Pivetta has allowed just one run in his past 13 innings over two starts, and his ERA has dropped from 7.84 to 5.08 during the stretch.

On Friday, Xander Bogaerts had two hits and two RBIs to lead Boston while J.D. Martinez also had two hits. Enrique Hernandez was on base four times with two walks, a single and a hit by pitch, and every player in the Red Sox's starting lineup but Jackie Bradley Jr. recorded a hit.

Martinez extended his hitting streak to 14 games as the Red Sox won for the second time in their past three contests after losing five in a row.

Hill is coming off the COVID injury list.

"I saw him this morning. He feels great," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said before Friday's game.

Boston outfielder Alex Verdugo was removed from Friday's game in the seventh inning because of a right-foot contusion. X-rays on his foot were negative, and he is listed as day-to-day.

The Rangers managed just four hits in the loss, three by outfielder Kole Calhoun. He also produced Texas' only run by scoring on a wild pitch in the seventh after he had tripled.

"We had a lot of 'just misses' today," Texas manager Chris Woodward said after Friday's loss. "We actually (hit) some balls really hard that we were just unlucky on. The fact that we were just missing is encouraging. That's the bottom line.

"We went out there today with the plan to hit the fastball, and there were some good swings. I have a lot of circles on my card for the balls we hit hard. I think we actually accomplished the game plan but just didn't get the line drives."

The Rangers got nothing offensively on Friday from star offseason acquisitions Corey Seager (0 for 3 with a strikeout) and Marcus Semien, who went 0 for 4 to drop his average to .160.

Semien, who sat out the Rangers' win on Thursday against Kansas City, has not homered this year and has just 19 hits and eight RBIs in 119 at-bats.

Texas is 5-16 this season when scoring five runs or less.

--Field Level Media

Updated May 14, 2022

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