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Boston takes series
Red Sox 7, Rangers 4
Manny Ramirez hit a triple in Boston's five-run sixth inning. (Adrian Wyld/AP)
The Red Sox haven't scored much for Tim Wakefield this season, but they broke through with five runs in the sixth inning to give him the lead for good. Manny Ramirez finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 26, 2007
TB
CWS
PPD
BOS
Boston (33-15)
Won 2
Boston 7, Texas 4   TEX
Texas (18-31)
Lost 4
May 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0   7 8 1
Texas
0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   4 6 1
Standings thru 5/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Rangers Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS3000200.231
Youkilis, 1B4221111.352
Ortiz, DH4100104.316
Ramirez, LF4141100.272
Drew, RF2101302.227
Lowell, 3B5110016.325
Crisp, CF5111016.241
Mirabelli, C3000132.190
Cora, 2B3001010.319
Totals337859721 

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (15, Padilla), Ramirez (8, Benoit).
3B: Ramirez (1, Padilla).
TB: Youkilis 3; Ramirez 7; Lowell; Crisp.
RBI: Drew (14), Ramirez (30), Crisp (15), Cora (13), Youkilis (27).
2-out RBI: Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crisp 2; Ortiz 2; Mirabelli.
SF: Cora.
GIDP: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Lugo (6, throw).
DP: (Youkilis-Lugo).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF2001000.258
  a-Diaz, PH-LF1000011.260
Young, SS4000002.240
Teixeira, 1B4000021.301
Sosa, RF3110100.267
Catalanotto, DH3100013.162
Byrd, LF-CF4011002.250
Kinsler, 2B4120011.248
Laird, C4112002.234
Vazquez, 3B2010100.524
Totals314642512 

a-Struck out for Lofton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sosa (12, Wakefield), Laird (6, Wakefield).
TB: Sosa 2; Byrd; Kinsler 2; Laird 2; Vazquez.
RBI: Byrd (1), Laird 2 (16), Lofton (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird.
SF: Lofton.
GIDP: Catalanotto.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Byrd (1, 2nd base by Wakefield/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
E: Young (7, throw).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (W, 5-5)7.05441403.36
Lopez 0.00001003.72
Donnelly (H, 5)1.00000103.94
Papelbon (S, 12)1.01000001.47
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (L, 2-7)5.15653405.77
Benoit 0.22113003.86
Wilson 2.00002202.16
Otsuka 1.01001101.02

Lopez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Benoit pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Padilla.
HBP: Catalanotto (by Wakefield).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 91-57, Lopez 6-2, Donnelly 15-10, Papelbon 15-13, Padilla 100-65, Benoit 31-16, Wilson 25-12, Otsuka 19-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 5-11, Lopez 0-0, Donnelly 2-0, Papelbon 0-3, Padilla 6-6, Benoit 1-1, Wilson 3-1, Otsuka 1-1.
Batters faced: Wakefield 26, Lopez 1, Donnelly 3, Papelbon 5, Padilla 24, Benoit 7, Wilson 7, Otsuka 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Donnelly 1-0, Benoit 2-2, Wilson 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Larry Young.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:07.
Att: 37,974.

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