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Sox surge past Rangers
McCarthy falls in return
Brandon McCarthy returned from the disabled list and struggled in the series finale against the Red Sox, lasting just 3 2/3 innings in the loss. The Rangers lineup was held in check by Boston, scoring only on Brad Wilkerson's three-run homer.
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 Wilkerson's three-run shot
Red Sox 7, Rangers 3
Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after scoring from second base on a wild pitch on Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Sox lineup busts slump
The Sox snapped out of their offensive funk, pounding out 10 hits vs. the Rangers. Kason Gabbard went 5 2/3 innings for his second win and Eric Hinske slugged a three-run triple. Jacoby Ellsbury reached base all four times and notched his first steal.
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 Hinske's three-run triple
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 02, 2007
TEX
Texas (34-48)
Lost 1
Boston 7, Texas 3   BOS
Boston (50-31)
Won 1
July 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 5 0
Boston
0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 X   7 10 0
Standings thru 7/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3000102.302
  Vazquez, 2B0000000.250
Relaford, 2B-LF3000102.000
Young, SS4010001.292
Sosa, DH4000022.251
Byrd, RF-CF2110100.373
Diaz, LF-RF4000014.250
Laird, C4110010.231
Wilkerson, 1B4113020.222
Metcalf, 3B3010100.195
Totals313534611 

BATTING
2B: Byrd (7, Gabbard), Metcalf (3, Timlin).
HR: Wilkerson (10, 5th inning off Gabbard, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Young; Byrd 2; Laird; Wilkerson 4; Metcalf 2.
RBI: Wilkerson 3 (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Relaford; Diaz 2; Lofton.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Relaford (1, 2nd base by Gabbard/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Relaford-Wilkerson).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS2000205.189
Pedroia, 2B5112022.320
Ortiz, DH5010011.312
Ramirez, LF4121102.288
Drew, RF2100311.257
Lowell, 3B4000005.292
Varitek, C4120000.270
Hinske, 1B4123012.218
Ellsbury, CF2220200.300
Totals3271068518 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (20, McCarthy), Ramirez (18, McCarthy), Varitek (9, Eyre).
3B: Hinske (2, Eyre).
TB: Pedroia 2; Ortiz; Ramirez 3; Varitek 3; Hinske 4; Ellsbury 2.
RBI: Pedroia 2 (25), Ramirez (44), Hinske 3 (11).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Hinske 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Pedroia; Lugo 3.
S: Lugo.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (1, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy (L, 4-5)3.26443106.17
Eyre 3.13335103.68
Benoit 1.01000303.35
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard (W, 2-0)5.23334515.79
Timlin 1.01000005.59
Lopez 0.10000003.05
Snyder 1.01000002.40
Okajima 1.00000100.88

WP: Eyre.
HBP: Byrd (by Snyder).
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 81-47, Eyre 83-42, Benoit 17-12, Gabbard 100-53, Timlin 18-10, Lopez 4-3, Snyder 19-13, Okajima 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: McCarthy 5-5, Eyre 4-5, Benoit 0-0, Gabbard 5-6, Timlin 3-0, Lopez 1-0, Snyder 1-2, Okajima 1-1.
Batters faced: McCarthy 19, Eyre 18, Benoit 4, Gabbard 23, Timlin 4, Lopez 1, Snyder 5, Okajima 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 2-1, Timlin 1-0, Lopez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 36,778.

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