G27: Rangers take down Boston 8-3

Really busy day at work, didn’t get to this until 4:30PM. Was nice to get a big win, but again we bunched up in the first inning. Couple of homers over the green monster. Juan’s looked like it was going out of the ballpark completely! I thought Stevens played well at first base again.
Rick Helling pitched well, as did our relievers, although Venafro gave up his “out streak”. Nice to get a win.
Commentary from Jim Meeks:
Fenway Park is historically a favorite place for the Rangers to play. Wednesday, the Rangers began a road trip in Boston and seemed to enjoy themselves.
Although the team had some bad news before the ball game concerning Royce Clayton’s shoulder, the Rangers exploded for 5 runs in the first inning off Boston starter Pat Rapp. Pudge Rodriguez capped off the inning with a 3-run homer, his 5th of the year.
Rick Helling cruised, for once. In his 6.1 innings, he allowed no homers, the first time all year he’s accomplished that feat. The bullpen combo of Mike Venafro and Jeff Zimmerman held down the Sox to preserve an 8 to 3 win.
Juan Gonzalez homered for the 5th time Wednesday, in perhaps his favorite park to hit in. Expect a big series from him.