Red Sox bats silenced in 3-2 loss to Rangers

BOSTON — A night after the Red Sox recorded 17 runs, they might have wanted to save a few for the rest of the series as they managed just two runs in their 3-2 loss to the Rangers Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

The game was tied at one in the seventh inning where the Rangers scored two runs charged to reliever Craig Breslow. The left-hander gave up a lead-off double, followed by an out on a bunt attempt and then a walk. He was then replaced by Koji Uehara who allowed a double to center field on the first pitch off the bat of Elvis Andrus scoring two runs.

“He was trying to go down and away with a first pitch to Andrus and it bleeds back to the middle and he squares the ball up for the difference in this ballgame,” manager John Farrell said. “We continued to battle back and Koji has been so consistent for us whether it’s been with men in scoring position or starting a clean inning by himself.”

John Lackey continued his solid season thus far with another impressive outing. He went six innings and allowed one run on five hits while striking out five. The only real blemish was a two-out home run to Adrian Beltre in the fourth inning.

Dustin Pedroia hit his fourth home run, tying the game at one in the sixth inning, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia had an RBI double in the eighth, but that’s all the offense the Sox had in the loss.

The teams will close out their three-game series tomorrow night (7:10, NESN) as Jon Lester will seek his seventh win, while the Rangers will counter with Derek Holland.

What they’ll be saying: Lackey’s outing was another encouraging one, despite not factoring in the decision and he was able to lower his ERA to 2.79. He’s allowed three runs or less in eight of his nine starts this season and is pitching much better than a No. 5 starter would, and pretty impressive coming off of Tommy John surgery … As as been the case in many losses this year the Sox just couldn’t get the hit they needed. They left the tying run in scoring position in both the seventh and eighth innings and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.


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