The Red Sox lost another game and another series to Texas today and are now 1/2 game behind the Rangers in the wild-card race. Red Sox starting pitcher Junichi Tazawa had some Dice-K like escapes early in the game but the Rangers were able to hit him pretty well. Tazawa gave up 10 hits and 3 walks without striking out a batter. He gave up two homers and 4 earned runs to take the loss.
The Sox offense looked good at times with homers by Ortiz and Pedey but they left the tying runner in scoring position in the 8th and this time Francisco won the battle of the 9th getting the Sox in order. Ells had his worst game in a long time going 0-5.
Red Sox Lose 4-3 BOX SCORE