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Good day for Clay
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Red Sox 8, Rangers 2
David Ortiz hit his first two doubles of the year in the fourth and fifth innings. (AP)
The Red Sox struggled in the early going of their Patriots Day game, but turned on the offense in the fourth to guarantee a four-game sweep of the visiting Rangers. Clay Buchholz notched his first win of the season with six scoreless innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (7-13)
Lost 4
Boston 8, Texas 3   BOS
Boston (14-7)
Won 5
April 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1   3 10 1
Boston
0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 4/21/08  |  Recap: TEX | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Red Sox stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4000113.272
Young, SS4120112.259
Hamilton, CF5022022.305
Bradley, LF5010015.328
Blalock, 3B4010001.329
Botts, DH4000032.167
Murphy, RF3120100.292
Laird, C4121001.226
Broussard, 1B3000121.170
Totals36310341017 

BATTING
2B: Young 2 (5, Buchholz, Delcarmen), Laird (2, Aardsma), Hamilton 2 (7, Lopez, Delcarmen), Murphy (9, Lopez).
TB: Young 4; Hamilton 4; Bradley; Blalock; Murphy 3; Laird 3.
RBI: Laird (10), Hamilton 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Hamilton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley 4; Kinsler 2; Botts; Laird.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (5, throw).
Outfield assists: Hamilton (Ellsbury at home).
DP: 2 (Hamilton-Laird-Kinsler, Young-Kinsler-Broussard).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF4221113.277
Pedroia, 2B5122005.337
Ortiz, DH4023112.177
Youkilis, 1B3000203.364
Drew, RF2100313.305
Lowrie, 3B4110115.375
Lugo, SS4241100.314
Cash, C3110202.222
Thurston, LF5000019.000
Totals34812711532 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (8, Nippert), Ortiz 2 (2, Nippert, German), Lugo (3, Nippert).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia 3; Ortiz 4; Lowrie; Lugo 5; Cash.
RBI: Lugo (3), Pedroia 2 (11), Ortiz 3 (15), Ellsbury (7).
2-out RBI: Pedroia 2; Ortiz 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thurston 2; Lowrie 2; Drew; Pedroia 2.
GIDP: Cash.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury 2 (8, 2nd base off Nippert/Laird, 2nd base off Nippert/Laird), Lugo (3, 2nd base off Gabbard/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 2.00003102.18
Nippert (L, 1-2)2.198842016.62
German 2.22004200.87
Benoit 1.01000007.36
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (W, 1-1)6.05002604.79
Aardsma 0.21222203.09
Lopez 1.12000203.38
Delcarmen 1.02110003.38

WP: Gabbard, Aardsma.
Balk: Nippert.
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 45-23, Nippert 68-37, German 59-31, Benoit 8-6, Buchholz 103-68, Aardsma 22-11, Lopez 29-19, Delcarmen 25-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 4-1, Nippert 0-5, German 1-5, Benoit 2-1, Buchholz 3-9, Aardsma 0-0, Lopez 1-1, Delcarmen 3-0.
Batters faced: Gabbard 9, Nippert 19, German 14, Benoit 3, Buchholz 24, Aardsma 5, Lopez 6, Delcarmen 5.
Inherited runners-scored: German 2-2, Lopez 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 48 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:33.
Att: 37,539.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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