Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Adrian Beltre knocked home the game-winning
run in the ninth and the Texas Rangers finished off a three-game sweep of the
Boston Red Sox with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.
With runners on first and second and down in the count 1-2, Beltre lifted an
offering from Clayton Mortensen (0-2) just over the glove of Red Sox second
baseman Dustin Pedroia.
Elvis Andrus, who reached with a two-out single, scurried home from second on
the hit. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer and Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer
for Texas, which finished a six-game home stand 4-2.
It was an outstanding effort from Rangers starter Yu Darvish, who struck out
14 Red Sox over a seven-inning performance in which he threw a career-high 127
pitches. He gave up three hits -- two homers -- and three runs. Joe Nathan
(1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless ninth.
Boston only had five hits for the game and produced just two over the final
seven innings of play. Starter Jon Lester struck out seven over six innings of
work, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks.
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