14-7: Buchholz, Sox sweep Rangers 8-3

In the annual early Patriot’s Day game, Clay Buchholz (1-1) faced his former teammate Kason Gabbard and worked through some early jams to earn his first win of the season, and a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers. A costly error and some defensive gaffes cost the Rangers, as they fell 8-3.

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13-7: Sox come back yet again, 6-5

Kevin Millwood pitched a gem of a game for the Texas Rangers, holding the Red Sox scoreless through six innings. Meanwhile, the Rangers had scored early on Tim Wakefield (2-0) and Milton Bradley added a mammoth 3-run Monster shot in the 6th to make it 5-0. Everything changed starting in the 7th inning, when the Red Sox scored two runs on RBI singles by David Ortiz and J.D. Drew to make it 5-2. The next inning, Boston made short work of Wes Littleton and closer C.J. Wilson, scoring four runs to take the lead. Wilson ended his outing with three consecutive walks, the last one of Sean Casey which forced in the go-ahead run in an amazing come-from-behind 6-5 victory.

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