August 08, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington welcomes center fielder Josh Hamilton (32) and short stop Elvis Andrus (1) to the dug out after Hamilton hit a two run home run off Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Rangers Vs. Red Sox: Texas Wins 10-9 Slugfest At Fenway

Josh Hamilton may finally be breaking out of his two-month long slump, as he led the Rangers offensive onslaught on Wednesday, going 3-for-5 with a triple, home run and four runs batted in.

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Rangers Vs. Red Sox Final Score: Texas Tops Boston 10-9

It wasn't a good day if you were a Texas Rangers pitcher, but the Rangers pulled out a 10-9 win over the Boston Red Sox in the rubber game of a three-game series on Wednesday.

Neither starting pitcher made it out of the sixth inning. Matt Harrison lasted just four and 2/3 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits while walking three and striking out three. Harrison did not factor into the decision.

Texas' offense touched up the much maligned Josh Beckett, who was lifted after giving up a two-run homer to Geovany Soto in the sixth inning. Beckett wound up giving up eight runs on eight hits, including three homers, while walking two and striking out two.

Will Middlebrooks homered off of Roy Oswalt in the seventh inning, erasing Texas' 9-6 lead and tying the game at 9-9.

The score remained at 9-9 headed into the ninth inning, when the Rangers regained the lead. Elvis Andrus led off the inning with a walk, and a Josh Hamilton single put runners on the corners with nobody out. Adrian Beltre then hit a sacrifice fly, giving the Rangers the 10-9 lead they'd win by.

Hamilton was an offense force for the Rangers, going 3-5 at the dish with a home run and a triple on the day. Hamilton drove in four runs.

The Rangers will now return home, and after an off day on Thursday, open up a series against the Detroit Tigers.


Rangers Vs. Red Sox: Wednesday Game Preview, TV Info And More

Matt Harrison seemingly returned to form thanks to a win over the Royals in his last outing, and will look to put two wins in a row together in a matinee at Fenway Wednesday. Harrison gave up only two runs on eight hits in 6 and 2/3 innings against Kansas City, marking his first quality start since July 15 against Seattle.Josh Hamilton has had success against Boston starter Josh Beckett in the past, with eight hits in 20 career at-bats, with two home runs and seven RBIs. He's 2-for-6 against Beckett in 2012.

Date / Time: Wednesday, August 8, 12:35 p.m. CT

Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: 103.3 ESPN , 1540am ESPN Deportes

Probable Starters: Matt Harrison (13-6) vs. Josh Beckett (5-9)

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Rangers Vs. Red Sox: Late Runs Help Texas Earn 6-3 Victory

The Rangers got back on the winning side of things thanks to some late runs on Tuesday night. Texas scored all six runs after the fifth inning in a 6-3 win over the Red Sox in Boston.

The game was scoreless into the sixth, with RBI-singles from Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton gave Texas a 2-0 lead. The Rangers scored two more in the seventh, but the Red Sox responded with a three-run homer from Will Middlebrooks in the bottom frame to cut the lead to 4-3. The Rangers tacked on another run in the eighth and ninth innings and held on for the win.

Ryan Dempster allowed three unearned runs in 6 2/3 innings in the start and picked up his first win with Texas. Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth for the save. Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

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Rangers Vs. Red Sox: Tuesday Preview, TV Info And More

The Rangers send Ryan Dempster to the mound on Tuesday for his second start with the team since being traded from the Chicago Cubs, and they're hoping he can have a lot better day than he had in his debut last Thursday. They're hoping he can pitch better than Yu Darvish on Monday.

Look: the Rangers just need to be better. That's why they traded for Dempster in the first place - to strengthen their rotation and get back to earlier season form.

A win on Tuesday would also break the Red Sox momentum. Boston's record is back to .500 after winning the series opener against Texas. The Rangers are trying to avoid their third straight loss.

You can take a look at the game schedule and broadcast information right here:

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7:10 p.m. ET

TV: FOX Sports, NESN

Online streaming:

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Rangers Vs. Red Sox: Yu Darvish Roughed Up In 9-2 Loss

Yu Darvish's struggles continued in Boston on Monday night, as he allowed six earned runs in a 9-2 loss to the Red Sox.

Darvish was able to last 6 2/3 innings, but the Texas offense was held in check all night. The Rangers did get on the board first on an RBI-single from David Murphy in the second inning. But the Red Sox scored two in the third inning and three in the fourth. Darvish's final earned run came in the seventh, and Michael Kirkman allowed three earned runs in the seventh as the game broke open.

Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

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Texas Rangers Vs. Boston Red Sox: Monday Night Lineups

The Texas Rangers begin a pivotal stretch in their 2012 schedule, as they head to Boston to take on the reeling Boston Red Sox.

Yu Darvish gets the start for the Rangers, as he looks to get his season back on track. Unfortunately for Darvish, Ron Washington has opted to start Michael Young at shortstop, so Darvish might need to post a lofty strikeout total, or feel the wrath of the BABIP gods.

Both Bobby Valentine and Washington have announced the starting lineups for Monday night's game, and here they are.

Texas Rangers

2B Ian Kinsler
SS Michael Young
CF Josh Hamilton
3B Adrian Beltre
RF Nelson Cruz
LF David Murphy
C Mike Napoli
DH Geovany Soto
1B Mitch Moreland

SP Yu Darvish

Boston Red Sox

CF Jacoby Ellsbury
LF Carl Crawford
2B Dustin Pedroia
1B Adrian Gonzalez
DH Cody Ross
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3B Will Middlebrooks
RF Ryan Kalish
SS Mike Aviles

SP Aaron Cook

Aaron Cook has struck out just four batters in 44 and 2/3 innings this year, so the Rangers will be putting plenty of balls in play tonight.

For more on the Rangers, head over to Lone Star Ball.


Rangers Vs. Red Sox: Yu Darvish Looks To Get On Track

The Texas Rangers enter the series tied for the best record in the American League.

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