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Dice-K guts it out
Offense anything but sick
Dealing with a bout of nausea, Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed five runs -- all in the fourth inning -- over five frames. The Red Sox's offense provided the perfect cure-all, posting a pair of four-run innings to win the series opener.
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 Ortiz's RBI double
Red Sox 10, Rangers 6
Although Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled with his control, the right-hander fanned six batters. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers' pains continue
Frank Catalanotto and Ramon Vazquez each blasted two-run homers in the fourth inning, but the Rangers' bullpen was roughed up by the Red Sox. Brandon McCarthy left after two innings with a blister on his pitching hand.
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 Catalanotto goes yard
 Vazquez's two-run jack
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 25, 2007
BOS
Boston (32-15)
Won 1
Boston 10, Texas 6   TEX
Texas (18-30)
Lost 3
May 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 0   10 10 0
Texas
0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0   6 8 0
Standings thru 5/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Rangers Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5112001.235
Youkilis, 1B5121011.349
Ortiz, DH4121100.324
Ramirez, LF4121112.256
Drew, RF4100115.230
Lowell, 3B2200302.329
Varitek, C3112011.276
Crisp, CF3211111.242
Pedroia, 2B3012001.271
Totals331010107514 

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (7, Littleton), Ortiz (20, Littleton), Crisp (9, Francisco).
3B: Varitek (2, Francisco).
TB: Lugo; Youkilis 2; Ortiz 3; Ramirez 3; Varitek 3; Crisp 2; Pedroia.
RBI: Varitek 2 (21), Pedroia 2 (9), Lugo 2 (29), Ortiz (38), Ramirez (29), Crisp (14), Youkilis (26).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Drew.
S: Pedroia.
SF: Varitek.
GIDP: Lowell; Drew.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo 2 (14, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird, 2nd base off Francisco/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis, Lugo-Youkilis).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3100200.262
Young, SS4020011.245
Teixeira, 1B3110103.308
Sosa, RF4111013.266
Catalanotto, DH4112011.169
Cruz, LF4000020.205
Kinsler, 2B3010100.242
Laird, C4110032.233
Vazquez, 3B4112011.526
Totals336854911 

BATTING
2B: Sosa (11, Matsuzaka), Young (15, Matsuzaka).
3B: Teixeira (1, Matsuzaka).
HR: Catalanotto (4, 4th inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 0 out), Vazquez (3, 4th inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Young 3; Teixeira 3; Sosa 2; Catalanotto 4; Kinsler; Laird; Vazquez 4.
RBI: Sosa (37), Catalanotto 2 (12), Vazquez 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Vazquez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sosa; Catalanotto; Vazquez.
GIDP: Teixeira; Sosa.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton (16, 2nd base off Donnelly/Varitek), Kinsler (7, 2nd base off Snyder/Varitek).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Sosa (Pedroia at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Young-Teixeira, Teixeira-Young).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 7-2)5.07553624.43
Snyder 0.21000101.65
Lopez 0.10111003.72
Donnelly 1.00000004.20
Okajima 1.00000000.76
Papelbon 1.00000201.56
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy 2.01444106.35
Littleton (L, 0-1)3.05220103.00
Francisco 0.14442004.02
Feldman 2.20001206.97
Gagne 1.00000100.00

Lopez pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Donnelly.
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 85-52, Snyder 16-9, Lopez 10-4, Donnelly 17-10, Okajima 12-6, Papelbon 9-7, McCarthy 66-33, Littleton 45-30, Francisco 24-13, Feldman 38-26, Gagne 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 7-2, Snyder 0-1, Lopez 0-1, Donnelly 0-3, Okajima 1-2, Papelbon 0-1, McCarthy 2-3, Littleton 7-1, Francisco 1-0, Feldman 5-1, Gagne 1-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 23, Snyder 3, Lopez 2, Donnelly 3, Okajima 3, Papelbon 3, McCarthy 11, Littleton 12, Francisco 7, Feldman 9, Gagne 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 1-0, Donnelly 1-1, Feldman 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Young. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 69 degrees, rain.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 3:23 (1:57 delay).
Att: 33,552.

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