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Thu, 07/15/2010 - 10:21pm  

Rangers rout Wake, Red Sox

Tim Wakefield allowed six straight hits after retiring the first batter of the game as the Texas Rangers scored six runs in the first en route to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park. 

 

Wakefield [3-8] retired only six batters on the night and was pulled after facing three batters in the third and throwing 34 pitches on the night. Wakefield allowed seven runs - six earned - on eight hits in his shortest outing since pitching just 1 2/3 innings in Sept. 2008, also against the Rangers. 

 

Tommy Hunter [6-0] stayed perfect on the season with 6 2/3 innings of solid work. Hunter allowed only solo homers to J.D. Drew in the fourth and Bill Hall in the seventh while Josh Hamilton provided the offense with three doubles before coming out for precautionary reasons with soreness behind his right knee. 

 

The Red Sox lost a half-game to both the Yankees and Rays, who were idle on Thursday and begin their post-All Star break schedule on Friday. The Red Sox stand 5 1/2 games behind New York and now 3 1/2 back of second-place Tampa Bay in the A.L. East. 

 

For more, check Closing Time at the Full Count blog. 




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