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G22: Rangers bomb Red Sox, 16-5

I don’t have much time on Friday to write – I’m going to the game tonight, and am leaving early.
However… was nice to see a major trouncing of someone else. There were runs all over the place. Raffy’s 496th probably would be the standout moment for me. And it sounded like R.A. Dickey was wonderful. I wonder if we’ll try him in the rotation?

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
BOSTON              1  2  1   1  0  0   0  0  0     5  9  2
TEXAS               3  0  7   0  6  0   0  0  x    16 19  1      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: BOS - DEREK LOWE, STEVE WOODARD (3RD), KEVIN TOLAR (5TH), RAMIRO MENDOZA (5TH), BRANDON LYON (8TH) AND JASON VARITEK
TEX - RYAN DRESE, R.A. DICKEY (3RD), BRIAN SHOUSE (6TH), ROSMAN GARCIA (8TH) AND EINAR DIAZ, CHAD KREUTER (8TH)
WP - R.A. DICKEY (1-1) LP - DEREK LOWE (3-2) SAVE - NONE
HOME RUNS: BOS - NONE TEX - JUAN GONZALEZ (6) OFF DEREK LOWE IN THE 1ST, 2 ON RAFAEL PALMEIRO (6) OFF KEVIN TOLAR IN THE 5TH, 2 ON
TIME: 3:36 ATT: 21,063
PROBABLES: BOS - CASEY FOSSUM (1-1, 5.16) ANA - JARROD WASHBURN (1-2, 4.33)
PROBABLES: NYY - MIKE MUSSINA (4-0, 1.86) TEX - COLBY LEWIS (3-0, 4.43)

Box Score BOSTON (5) VS TEXAS (16) - FINAL
BOSTON ab r h rbi bb so lob avg J Damon cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .250 T Walker 2b 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 .286 N Garciaparra ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .269 J Giambi lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 M Ramirez lf 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 .345 D Jackson ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .313 D Ortiz dh 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .205 S Hillenbrand 1b 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 .321 T Nixon rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .344 B Mueller 3b 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 .263 J Varitek c 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .283
Totals 34 5 9 4 5 7 19
BATTING: 2B - T Nixon (7, R Drese); M Ramirez (7, R Drese). SF - B Mueller. RBI - J Varitek (11), T Walker (11), B Mueller (4), M Ramirez (14). 2-out RBI - T Walker, M Ramirez. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Garciaparra 1, J Varitek 1, D Ortiz 1, S Hillenbrand 1. GIDP - D Ortiz. Team LOB - 8.
BASERUNNING: CS - B Mueller (1, 2nd base by R Dickey/E Diaz).
FIELDING: E - J Varitek (2, throw); T Walker (4, ground ball).

TEXAS ab r h rbi bb so lob avg K Mench lf 6 1 2 1 0 1 3 .217 H Blalock 3b-2b 5 3 2 1 1 1 4 .420 A Rodriguez ss 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 .309 C Kreuter c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 R Palmeiro 1b 5 3 3 3 0 0 2 .257 M Teixeira pr-1b-3b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .175 J Gonzalez dh 4 3 3 3 1 1 1 .267 b-R Sierra ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 C Everett rf 5 2 2 4 0 0 2 .348 R Christenson cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .219 M Young 2b-ss 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 .286 E Diaz c 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .213 a-T Greene ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
Totals 43 16 19 14 6 5 20
a-popped out to second for E Diaz in the 7th; b-lined out to third for J Gonzalez in the 8th.
BATTING: 2B - H Blalock 2 (4, D Lowe, S Woodard); J Gonzalez (2, S Woodard); C Everett (3, K Tolar). 3B - C Everett (2, D Lowe); M Young (2, S Woodard); M Teixeira (1, B Lyon). HR - J Gonzalez (6, 1st inning off D Lowe 2 on, 2 Out), R Palmeiro (6, 5th inning off K Tolar 2 on, 1 Out). SF - R Christenson. RBI - J Gonzalez 3 (16), C Everett 4 (14), R Christenson (8), H Blalock (11), A Rodriguez (13), R Palmeiro 3 (14), K Mench (1). 2-out RBI - J Gonzalez 3, H Blalock, A Rodriguez, K Mench. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - H Blalock 2, R Palmeiro 1, E Diaz 1, R Sierra 1. Team LOB - 10.
BASERUNNING: SB - A Rodriguez (3, 2nd base off S Woodard/J Varitek).
FIELDING: E - C Everett (2, fly ball). DP: 2 (E Diaz-A Rodriguez, M Young-A Rodriguez-M Teixeira).
---------------------------------------------------- BOSTON - 121 100 000 -- 5 TEXAS - 307 060 00x -- 16 ----------------------------------------------------
BOSTON ip h r er bb so hr era D Lowe (L, 3-2) 2 6 7 7 3 2 1 6.04 S Woodard 2 5 3 3 1 1 0 5.40 K Tolar 1/3 3 5 4 2 0 1 18.00 R Mendoza 2 2/3 4 1 0 0 2 0 9.45 B Lyon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.64
TEXAS ip h r er bb so hr era R Drese 2 5 4 3 3 4 0 11.57 R Dickey (W, 1-1) 3 2 1 1 2 2 0 2.35 B Shouse 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.69 R Garcia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.64
R Drese pitched to 3 batters in the 3rd. D Lowe pitched to 4 batters in the 3rd.
Pitches-strikes: D Lowe 63-35; S Woodard 59-35; K Tolar 24-10; R Mendoza 53-32; B Lyon 11-9; R Drese 68-36; R Dickey 58-34; B Shouse 30-20; R Garcia 22-14. Ground balls-fly balls: D Lowe 2-2; S Woodard 4-1; K Tolar 0-1; R Mendoza 2-4; B Lyon 0-3; R Drese 1-1; R Dickey 3-3; B Shouse 3-2; R Garcia 6-0. Batters faced: D Lowe 15; S Woodard 12; K Tolar 6; R Mendoza 13; B Lyon 4; R Drese 15; R Dickey 12; B Shouse 7; R Garcia 6.
UMPIRES: HP--Paul Schrieber. 1B--Angel Hernandez. 2B--Randy Marsh. 3B--Sam Holbrook.
T--3:36. Att--21,063. Weather: 80 degrees, sunny. Wind: 15 mph, right to left.