7:05 PM ET, August 12, 2008
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) -- Terry Francona watched Boston's 10-run lead disappear and was searching for a new strategy as the numbers on the scoreboard started to resemble a football game."At some point," the Red Sox manager said, "you're thinking about going for a field goal."That's the type of night it was -- it was hard for anyone to keep track of anything.
• Boston and Texas tied an AL record with 36 combined runs.
• David Ortiz became the fifth player to hit two homers in the first inning and tied the AL record for most RBIs in one inning with six.
• Rangers pitcher Scott Feldman gave up 10 runs in the first and still stayed in the game. He joins Mark Redman as the only pitchers since 1900 to do that. Redman did it for the Rockies on April 26.
• Rangers outfield Marlon Byrd had his first career five-hit game. He has nine hits in the last two games. The last Ranger to do that was Alex Rodriguez in 2003.
-- ESPN Research
Still Not Enough
Only four times since 1900 has a team scored 17 runs and lost. The Texas Rangers joined that category Tuesday.
Byrd went 5-or-6 and is 21-for-34 in his last eight games. ... The last time a team came back from a 10-run deficit was May 8, 2004, when the Rangers rallied from a 14-4 deficit to win 16-15 in 10 innings, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. ... Boston acquired RHP Paul Byrd from Cleveland for cash or a player to be named and placed Wakefield on the 15-day disabled list with a stiff right shoulder. ... Zink was returned to Triple-A Pawtucket after the game.
Regular Season Series
|Boston leads 9-1 (as of Tue 8/12)|
|Fri 4/18||@BOS 11, TEX 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/19||@BOS 5, TEX 3||Recap|
|Sun 4/20||@BOS 6, TEX 5||Recap|
|Mon 4/21||@BOS 8, TEX 3||Recap|
|» Tue 8/12||@BOS 19, TEX 17||Box Score|
|Wed 8/13||@BOS 8, TEX 4||Recap|
|Thu 8/14||@BOS 10, TEX 0||Recap|
|Fri 9/5||BOS 8, @TEX 1||Recap|
|Sat 9/6||@TEX 15, BOS 8||Recap|
|Sun 9/7||BOS 7, @TEX 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Rangers | Red Sox|
|1st||D Ortiz homered to right, J Drew and D Pedroia scored.||0||3|
|1st||J Lowrie doubled to deep left, M Lowell and J Bay scored.||0||5|
|1st||J Drew singled to right, J Lowrie scored, K Cash to second, K Cash to third advancing on throw.||0||6|
|1st||D Pedroia reached on infield single to third, K Cash scored, J Drew to second.||0||7|
|1st||D Ortiz homered to center, J Drew and D Pedroia scored.||0||10|
|2nd||C Davis singled to right, M Bradley and M Byrd scored.||2||10|
|3rd||M Lowell walked, J Drew scored, D Pedroia to third, K Youkilis to second.||2||11|
|3rd||J Bay reached on infield single to third, D Pedroia scored, K Youkilis to third, M Lowell to second.||2||12|
|5th||J Hamilton singled to right, I Kinsler scored.||3||12|
|5th||M Byrd doubled to deep center, J Hamilton scored, M Bradley to third.||4||12|
|5th||F Catalanotto doubled to deep left center, M Bradley and M Byrd scored.||6||12|
|5th||C Davis singled to left, F Catalanotto scored.||7||12|
|5th||I Kinsler homered to center, G Laird and C Davis scored.||10||12|
|5th||K Youkilis homered to center, D Ortiz scored.||10||14|
|6th||M Byrd singled to center, J Hamilton scored, M Bradley to second.||11||14|
|6th||F Catalanotto doubled to deep right, M Bradley scored, M Byrd to third.||12||14|
|6th||G Laird hit sacrifice fly to right, M Byrd scored, F Catalanotto to third.||13||14|
|6th||C Davis safe at first on error by first baseman K Youkilis, F Catalanotto scored.||14||14|
|6th||I Kinsler hit sacrifice fly to center, C Davis scored.||15||14|
|7th||M Byrd singled to deep right center, J Hamilton scored.||16||14|
|7th||K Youkilis grounded into fielder's choice to third, D Pedroia scored on throwing error by pitcher J Wright, D Ortiz safe at second on throwing error by pitcher J Wright.||16||15|
|8th||D Pedroia doubled to deep left, J Ellsbury scored.||16||16|
|8th||K Youkilis homered to left, D Pedroia and D Ortiz scored.||16||19|
|9th||B Boggs doubled to deep center, M Byrd scored.||17||19|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||38,004 (102.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||71 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Kerwin Danley|