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Red Sox look to snap three-game slide

Jun 29, 2007 - 1:16 PM Texas (32-46) at Boston (48-29) 7:05 pm EDT

BOSTON (Ticker) - A tough road trip culminated in a three-game sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners, but the Boston Red Sox still have the best record in baseball.

On Friday, the Red Sox will welcome the worst team in the AL, the Texas Rangers, to Fenway Park for the start of a four-game series.

Tim Wakefield (7-8, 4.52 ERA) will be on the mound for Boston. The veteran knuckleballer has been getting knocked around lately, yielding 11 runs in 11 combined innings over his last two starts.

He is 1-1 this season against the Rangers, allowing five earned runs in 13 total innings.

Texas may want to leave Michael Young and Sammy Sosa on the bench for this one, as the two are a combined 11-for-52 (.211) in their careers against Wakefield.

The Rangers will counter with Jamey Wright (1-1, 7.43). The journeyman righthander pitched well in his last start, surrendering two runs in 5 2/3 innings to earn a win against Houston.

Wright is catching the Red Sox at the right time. Their supposedly potent offense managed more than four runs just twice on their 4-5 road trip, and shortstop Juilo Lugo's current 0-for-31 slump has dropped his average to .190, the lowest mark amongst all major league regulars.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
    BOSTON 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 x 2 8 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TEX - JAMEY WRIGHT, JOAQUIN BENOIT (6TH), C.J. WILSON (7TH), FRANK
    FRANCISCO (8TH) AND ADAM MELHUSE
    BOS - TIM WAKEFIELD, MANNY DELCARMEN (7TH), HIDEKI
    OKAJIMA (8TH

    Jun 29 10:18 PM
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    Rangers vs. Red SoxJun 29 9:59 PM


  • AL
    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY MANNY RAMIREZ SCORED KEVIN YOUKILIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, 1 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 1
    BOSTON 2 END BOTTOM, 5TH

    Rangers vs. Red SoxJun 29 8:46 PM


  • AL
    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JERRY HAIRSTON JR SCORED ADAM MELHUSE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K LOFTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 1
    BOSTON 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M YOUNG (.297, 1-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. Red SoxJun 29 8:26 PM


  • AL
    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WILY MO PENA SCORED MANNY RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W PENA ON FIRST, J DREW ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    BOSTON 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: A CORA (.280, 0-FOR-1)

    Rangers vs. Red SoxJun 29 8:17 PM