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Sox let lead slip away
Rangers 5, Red Sox 4
Kevin Youkilis is greeted by Alex Cora (left) after his two-run blast. (Winslow Townson/AP)
 Youkilis' two-run homer
 Ortiz's RBI single
The night got off to a promising start as the Sox scored four times in the first two innings, but things soon took a downward turn. Josh Beckett allowed four runs in the fourth and the lead run in the fifth, and Boston could not tie it.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (33-47)
Won 1
Texas 5, Boston 4   BOS
Boston (49-30)
Lost 1
June 30, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0   5 11 0
Boston
2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 8 0
Standings thru 6/30/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF4021110.304
Hairston, 2B4000014.239
  Metcalf, 3B1000010.206
Young, SS5000020.291
Sosa, DH4221010.255
Catalanotto, LF4130000.210
Byrd, RF4121002.375
Wilkerson, 1B4112003.219
Laird, C4000022.230
Vazquez, 3B-2B4010011.240
Totals3851151912 

BATTING
2B: Lofton (13, Beckett), Wilkerson (8, Beckett), Catalanotto (6, Beckett).
HR: Sosa (14, 5th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lofton 3; Sosa 5; Catalanotto 4; Byrd 2; Wilkerson 2; Vazquez.
RBI: Byrd (22), Wilkerson 2 (29), Lofton (19), Sosa (63).
2-out RBI: Lofton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hairston 2; Wilkerson; Vazquez.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Young-Hairston-Wilkerson, Laird-Vazquez).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B4110113.319
  1-Lugo, PR-SS0000000.190
Youkilis, 1B2212300.326
Ortiz, DH4011132.318
Ramirez, LF4000012.286
Drew, RF2010210.259
Lowell, 3B3011004.297
Varitek, C4000024.261
Cora, SS-2B4120001.283
Ellsbury, CF4010001.250
Totals314847817 


1-Ran for Pedroia in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cora (4, Tejeda), Drew (12, Mahay), Pedroia (19, Otsuka).
3B: Cora (5, Tejeda).
HR: Youkilis (9, 2nd inning off Tejeda, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pedroia 2; Youkilis 4; Ortiz; Drew 2; Lowell; Cora 5; Ellsbury.
RBI: Ortiz (49), Lowell (55), Youkilis 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Lowell 2; Cora.
SF: Lowell.
GIDP: Pedroia.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Youkilis (1, 2nd base by Tejeda/Laird), Lugo (1, 3rd base by Otsuka/Laird).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda 4.05446416.69
Mahay (W, 1-0)2.01001202.33
Benoit (H, 9)1.01000103.43
Otsuka (H, 10)1.01000002.56
Gagne (S, 9)1.00000101.17
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (L, 11-2)5.010550413.38
Lopez 1.00001103.20
Snyder 2.01000302.48
Timlin 1.00000105.89

WP: Tejeda.
IBB: Drew (by Tejeda).
HBP: Ramirez (by Tejeda).
Pitches-strikes: Tejeda 101-49, Mahay 38-23, Benoit 18-13, Otsuka 8-5, Gagne 16-11, Beckett 92-67, Lopez 17-9, Snyder 26-17, Timlin 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tejeda 5-2, Mahay 2-2, Benoit 1-1, Otsuka 2-0, Gagne 1-1, Beckett 9-2, Lopez 2-0, Snyder 1-2, Timlin 0-2.
Batters faced: Tejeda 22, Mahay 8, Benoit 4, Otsuka 3, Gagne 3, Beckett 25, Lopez 4, Snyder 7, Timlin 3.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:16.
Att: 36,747.

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