Rangers beat Red Sox 5 - 1 in fifty-fifth game of season
Brad Penny was touched for five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings, and the Red Sox were held in check by Rangers starter Kevin Millwood in the loss. David Ortiz drove in Boston's lone run with an RBI single in the eighth inning.
Rangers - 000 041 000 - 5 8 1
Red Sox - 000 000 010 - 1 7 0
Julio Lugo's inability to field his position and record the third out extended Texas's fifth inning and Ian Kinsler crushed a three-run home run to left.
Ian Kinsler's three run fifth inning tater fueled the Texas Rangers to a 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox at beautiful Fenway Park Friday night. It was a game Julio Lugo would like to forget. I would too...in fact, I'd like to forget HIM. His range at shortstop has drastically shrunk, allowing that big Texas inning when starter Brad Penny gave up that home run by Kinsler.